April 7, 2021

You are tomb-free and victorious in Christ! In Matthew 28:6 the angel announces, “He isn’t here — he has risen victoriously!” In Sunday’s message we focused on two things:

  1. Jesus isn’t in the tomb and neither are you.
  2. Jesus has risen victoriously and given you a victorious life.

On April 11th we will break into Lab Groups to discuss the message Tomb-Free & Victorious. Make sure you’ve watched the message and come ready to talk about living a tomb-free, victorious life. Also, meditate on how Jesus interrupted His own directions to the ladies, just to deal with their fear. He appeared to them and said, “Rejoice! Throw off all your fears!” (Matthew 28:9-10 The Passion Translation) What does that mean to you today?

Tonight we’ll begin a 5-week group (April 7 to May 5, 7-8:30pm) I’m calling “School of the Sword: Wielding the Spoken Word”. Ephesians 6:17 tells us to “take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Get ready to pick up the Sword of the Spirit! We’re going to practice studying and speaking the incredible word of God together. This group is open to all ages, as long as you’re ready and willing to participate. Please let me know if you’d like to join us or if you have questions.

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


Romans 3:22 says, “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.” To be righteous is to be in right standing with God. When we have faith in Jesus Christ, our relationship with our Father God is restored to its original, right design. Then we become vessels for the glorious presence of God, just as He intended.

At salvation, we receive seeds in our hearts. God sows them into us. From that moment, we have the responsibility of keeping and cultivating those seeds. Seeds are never meant to remain as little kernels. They are suppose to grow, flourish, and produce more seeds. God’s initial deposit is the beginning of transforming the barren ground of our lives into the Garden of Eden.

What are two seeds God has sown in you? Light and joy. We must partner with God in removing the weeds of darkness to make room for a forest of light. We must uproot and discard fear, anxiousness, and unthankfulness in order to cultivate joy. Rejoice in the Lord and give thanks! Determine today to focus on feeding the light within you and thankfully rejoicing in the Lord. Remain intentional in growing the glory of God that is in you.

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  • 04/07 Leviticus 7, Psalms 97, II Samuel 17, Luke 10:25-42
  • 04/08 Leviticus 8, Psalms 98, II Samuel 18, Luke 11:1-28
  • 04/09 Leviticus 9, Psalms 99, II Samuel 19, Luke 11:29-54
  • 04/10 Leviticus 10, Psalms 100, II Samuel 20, Luke 12:1-34
  • 04/11 Leviticus 11, Psalms 101, II Samuel 21, Luke 12:35-59
  • 04/12 Leviticus 12, Psalms 102, II Samuel 22, Luke 13:1-21
  • 04/13 Leviticus 13, Psalms 103, II Samuel 23, Luke 13:22-35
  • 04/14 Leviticus 14, Psalms 104, II Samuel 24, Luke 14:1-24

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