We are healed by Your sacrifice, and the life that You gave. We are healed for You paid the price, by Your grace, we are saved! We are saved!”
Good morning! It’s time for another challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ and I am your hostess this week. I started out by sharing lyrics from a song by Mac Powell called “By His wounds” and I think they say it all! There’s no greater event in the Christian faith than Resurrection Sunday, (aside from Jesus’ birth --Christmas) and since it is nearing, I wanted to focus on that this week.
The verse I chose for my challenge is Mark 15:17 "They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him." I have to admit that I chose that verse because out of the whole Easter story, it contained something I could make a card challenge out of (see below). But I encourage you to read the whole chapter of Mark 15. Your belief in these verses is what the Christian faith is based on!
As a church secretary, I type up the monthly newsletters, and there was a good article from the pastor this month that I’d like to share with you just an excerpt of.
“Jesus, Son of man! Jesus, Son of God. He blended humanity with Deity as no one else ever has or will. As man, he became tired; as God, He said, ‘Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ As man, He became thirsty; as God, He provides living water. As man, He became hungry; as God, He fed thousands with a little boy’s lunch, and is the true Bread of Life. As man, He was tempted in all points like we are; as God, He committed no sin. As man, He was despised of men; as God, all the angels of God worship Him. As man, he sorrowed over being separated from His friends; as God, He promised to return for them. As man, He wept at Lazarus’ grave; as God, He raised Lazarus from the dead. As man, He willingly laid down His life; as God, He took it up again!” -Dr. Walt ChamberlainThank you Jesus for loving us so much that you willingly paid the price for our sins so that we can spend eternity with You in Heaven!!
If this is the first time you’ve read something like this or have heard about Jesus, I encourage you to have faith and believe what the Scriptures say. Acknowledge that you’re a sinner who needs forgiveness, as we all do. And then say a prayer and ask God to forgive you of your sins and thank Him for giving you eternal life, and to help you live a life that’s glorifying to Jesus. If you’ve done that, then you are truly our sister in Christ! And the best part... we will see you in heaven with Jesus!!
THIS WEEK’S CARD CHALLENGE: use purple as the main color in your card and/or use wood or wood paper! It does not need to be an Easter card, but just remember when you use the purple and/or wood in your project the price Jesus paid for you on the cross.
One player will win a cute stamp set from our Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!
Check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the Design Team:
MY CARD DEETS:
Stamp: He Is Risen, (Doodle Pantry)
Paper: DCWV; Cherry Wood paper, (McMahon Five Designs)
Coloring Medium: Copics
Embellishments: Wooden butterfly & Prima flowers, (M5D); picket fence border punch & branch punch (Martha Stewart); Circle Classics & Circle Scallops (Spellbinders Nesties)