Easter 2006

"Confused? It's Your Choice!!"

In Genesis 3:1 Satan said, "Did God really say?" And so began the continuous attack of God's Word.

The very fact that this same battle rages yet today is a testimony to the truth and accuracy
of the written revelation of God's Word.

 Des Moines Register, April 16, 2006, Easter Morning

Revelation 22:11- If a person rejects the gospel message after having heard the word of God and the gospel the wicked will continue to be wicked.

1 Thess. 2:9-12 - God will send a great delusion that will deceive those who are already perishing and have rejected the truth.

Luke 16:29-31 - They have Moses and the Prophets. Let them listen to them.

The Fall of Satan (Eternity Past)

“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”  Luke 10:18


“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth. . .”  Isaiah 14:12


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; II have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10


The Fall of Man (The First Man)

“I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will

strike his heel.”  Genesis 3:15


“The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them . . .So the Lord God banished him from the

Garden of Eden . . .cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.”  Genesis 3:21-24


Faith in the Promise (The First Family)

“In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord.  But Abel brought

fat portions from some of the first born of his flock.  The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering,

but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.”  Genesis 4:3,4


God Himself Will Provide the Lamb (Gn.22:8) (2000 BC)


Genesis 22

The Passover Lamb (1400 BC)

“On the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb. . . the animals you choose must be year-old males

without defect. . . all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.  Then they are to take

some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. . .

The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.

No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”  Exodus 12:3-13


Prophecy of the Cross (1000 BC)

Psalm 22 - Quoted by Jesus on the Cross a thousand years later as this prophecy was being fulfilled.


The Sacrifice (700 BC)

“He was despised and rejected by men, . . . Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God,

smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us

peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the

Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed and afflicted yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter . . .  Isaiah 53:3-7

Jesus, the Lamb of God (27 AD)

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”  John 1:29


He Has Risen! (30 AD)

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here, he has risen!  Remember he told you. . .”   Luke 24:5


“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”  Romans 4:25


“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom
we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”  Romans 5:1, 2


Salvation (Available Today)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. . . . Whoever believes in
him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  John 3:16, 18


“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor
of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”   John 1:12

Judgment (A Future Day)

Jesus said, “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out –
those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”  John 5:28, 29


“I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened,
which is the book of life. . .If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”  
Revelation 20:11-15