It is reported that at the close of the Battle of Waterloo, upon the issue of which hung the destinies of Europe

, the English people were anxiously awaiting news of the result. Their only means of communication was a system of signal lights flashed across the English Channel. The fog became so dense that only a part of the message was made out. It read, "Wellington defeated." Gloom settled upon the English. But imagine their joy when the fog lifted and they received the whole message, "Wellington defeated the enemy." When Christ was crucified, His disciples were so enshrouded by the fogs of doubt that they saw but one meaning to the sad event, "Christ defeated." All hope was gone; Christ was dead. But Easter morning brought the glorious fact of the risen Lord, and the message read, "Christ defeated the devil." How glorious! By dying, Christ conquered the grave; by ascending, Christ made possible our ascension even to heaven. Hallelujah! "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." William Moses Tidwell Dr. Seamands tells of a Muslim who became a Christian in Africa. "Some of his friends asked him, 'Why have you become a Christian?' He answered, 'Well, its like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn't know which way to go, and there at the fork in the road were two men, one dead and one alive--which one would you ask which way to go?'"

Pastor
Bobby Ready 225-304-6155

Weekly Schedule
Sunday
Communion Service Sunday School Morning Worship 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 7:00 PM

Worship Leader
Dwain Johnson

Media Director
Anita Milam

Tuesday

Secretary
Lollie Ready 225-205-3203

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NOTES ON TODAY'S MESSAGE

April 4, 2010

“You Must Answer The Question!”
Matthew 27:19-26
I. It Is A Present Question.
Relevant Because Of 2-Reasons:
1. 2. 1. 2. 3. The ___________ _______ of Jesus is an undeniable fact. The ______________ of Jesus is an undeniable fact.

CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES MORNING PRAYER WELCOME TO OUR GUEST CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP JOASH MARCH WORSHIP WITH TITHES AND OFFERINGS MESSAGE
“YOU MUST ANSWER THE QUESTION!”
MATTHEW 27:19-26

4-Aspects Of This Question:

3-Evidences Of Christ’s Resurrection:

The _________________ of the ___________. The _________________ of our ___________. The emergence of the _______________.

II. It Is A _____________ Question.
1. 2. 3.

Only 3-Possibilities As To Who Jesus Is:
He was a ________________. He Himself Was _________________. He is ___________.

III. It Is A _____________ Question. PASTOR
1. 2. 3.

3-Pressures Pilate Faced While Trying To Make His Decision:
There was public_____________. There was ____________ and _________________. There was his arrogant _______________.

RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD
Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

IV. It Is A _____________ Question.

Financial Report
March 2010 Receipts March 7 $5,670.21 March 14 $3,773.15 March 21 $5,920.52 March 28 $3,469.17 Total: $18,833.05

“Beyond The Limits Offering”
Last Week: $197.00

Total: $155,722.28