Martha Stevenson received the Outstanding Young Woman award for her accomplishments in the field of education as a lead teacher in the FWISD and choir director of Morningside United Methodist . The award was given by Church Women United of Tarrant County.
To be the people of God continuously reaching out in love to God's people throughtout the 21st century.
Reaching out in Christian love and receiving persons into the Church family; developing and nurturing people as we grow together in Christ; supporting the church with our gifts, helping persons experience the joy of fellowship, discipleship, and praise; then boldly going out as Christian witnesses creating a more just and loving world as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
THE MEANING OF EASTER
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah 53). Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. According to the New Testament, Easter is three days after the death of Jesus on the cross.
Easter follows a period of fasting called Lent, in which many churches set aside time for repentance and remembrance. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, the day of Jesus' crucifixion. The 40 day period was established by Pope Gregory 1 using the 40-day pattern of Israel, Moses, Elijah and Jesus' time in the wilderness.
The week leading up to Easter is called The Holy Week, or "Passion Week", and includes Palm Sunday (the day Jesus entered Jerusalem and was celebrated), Maundy Thursday (the "Last Supper" where Jesus met with his disciples to observe Passover), and Good Friday (when Jesus would be crucified on the cross).
Easter is a very significant date within Christianity and is the foundation of the Christian faith. Jesus, the Son of God, fulfilled prophecy and through his death, has given the gift of eternal life in heaven to those who believe in his death and resurrection.
Read the entire Biblical account of Resurrection Day in Matthew 28, Mark 16, and Luke 24 and more Easter Bible verses at BibleStudyTools.com.
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