Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. (Matthew 28:16)
Holy Spirit, please help us show up at all the meeting places and times that Jesus has appointed for us.
When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17)
Jesus, please help us go forward at your word even when we doubt.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18 )
Jesus, all authority has been given to you. Please help us be able to say with the Centurion, “I too am a man under authority.”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)
Father, please help us bring many to the waters of baptism, and help us effectively mentor and disciple them.
“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
Jesus, thank you for being with us in all the vicissitudes of our lives. Help us by your Holy Spirit to daily observe all that you have shown us and do what you command us. Thank you.
Thursday: 148, 149; Exodus 13:3-10; 1 Corinthians 15:41-50; Matthew 28:16-20
Friday: 118; Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Luke 24:1-12
Notes from the Front Line
***** Videos from the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services at Christ Church Schenectady:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3vGI-cGx4c Baptisms at the Easter Vigil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmQYtulI110 Deacon Neal Longe gives a witness about the power of the Holy Spirit in his life at the Easter Vigil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8k7rH92MI0 Deacon Howard Smith gives a witness about the power of the Holy Spirit in his life at the Easter Sunday Eucharist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWoLgAlmao Ben Carlson plays the trumpet at the Easter Sunday Eucharist.