“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.” Romans 6:8-9
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead both guarantees the future bodily resurrection of the believer and associates us positionally with Him now. Since He died for our sins, we, in effect, were “dead with Christ.” Therefore, when He defeated death and hell, and revived His own dead body in immortal power, He broke any dominion of death over Him or over those who were, positionally, with Him.
This is one of the grandest scriptural themes of the Christian life. We were dead with Christ, but now God “hath quickened us together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:5). Not only have we been “made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22) with Him, but we have also been “raised” with Him up from the grave and then into heaven where we are “seated” with Him on His throne! “[God] hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).
This means also that we have been glorified with Him and are actually reigning with Him. “The Spirit [Himself] beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: . . . that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:16-17).
But if all this is only true in position, what meaning does His resurrection life have on our daily lives now? Simply this—that knowing these truths gives us the incentive and power to live them. “If (or, literally, ‘since’) ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3). “For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you” (2 Corinthians 13:4). – Dr. Henry M. Morris
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, April 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
5:00 p.m. Session & Board Prayer time
6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Fellowship & refreshments following the evening service. Team #3 is on duty.
From May 13th-17thour church well be hosting special meetings for all of our churches. We look forward to welcoming ministers and elders and their families and ask everyone to pray that the Lord will richly bless all the business meetings, prayer times, and fellowship during this week.
ORDINATION & INSTALLATION OF ELDERS
The Presbytery has now ratified the recent election of Alex Newell and Jonathan McAnally as elders in our congregation. The ordination and installation service has been set for May 15th at 7:00 p.m., during the middle of the Week of Prayer. We invite everyone to this special service and ask you to pray for our newly elected elders.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Victoria FPC Victoria, BC
John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
– Men to minister the Lord’s Word.
– Likeminded people to strengthen the work.
– A man called of God to be the minister.
MEXICO MISSION TRIP
We encourage everyone to prayerfully and practically support our two young ladies, Betty Wimalachandran and Eunice Siu, who are making preparations for the mission trip to Mexico this August. We will keep you informed on all the details and how you can help.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Cathy Lee, Mary Todd, Stephen Kelly and May McClelland.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam McAnally, Ken & Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson.