Auntie Carol dressed in her Easter finest with matching rose pink handbag and likewise pearls humbly entered the church she regularly attended She smiled as she thought of how her rose pink brocaded jacket and skirt reminded her of how He rose on that fateful first Easter The woman humbly walked down the good sized room to find a seat. Lady Lynda ‘s friend and fellow etiquette encourager was not srurprised how crowded the place was. Easter she mused celebrated the ressurecton of Jesus christ If it wasn’t for that incident he would of been an ordinary man. That even made all the difference in the world. she solemnly reflected.
The Pastor of the church “Our Holy Redeemer Christian church as non sectarian. Auntie Carol thought that was most , most inclusive way for a Christian place of worship to be The woman discreetly sat down in a seat in one of the front pews. She was proud to be a believer.
Pastor Charles Goodman began his sermon. He waved his hands dramatically as he spoke of Mark Chapter 16 New American Standard Version Updated. The chapter on the Risen LORD He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist as he emphasized the significance of that most important Biblical text. The clergyman chose Mark as opposed to the other Gospels since Mark was the most direct in his writings He quickly got to the point
Pastor Goodman grandly recited Mark 15 …. “The Disciples Commissioned
14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 These [d]signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
The congregants clapped and hollered enthusiastically as the paster repeatedly shouted “He is risen” The words “Amen ad Praise the LORD Thank you Jesus wwere yelled through the rafters . Auntie Carol joined in gleefully. She was overjoyed she went to the services She thought of how spring was the perfect time for Easter Because oine meaning of spring ws to jump. to rise from the ground. Likewise the Redeemer rose on that crucial day
Afterwards Auntie Carol and her fellow male and female worshippers enjoyed a delightful tete a tete