Then Came the Morning

the_empty_tomb004.jpgImagine the emotions of certain women as the went to the tomb early that first Resurrection Sunday. Their hearts were breaking at the thought of losing their dearest friend. All of the promises He made now seemed so empty. Death had taken their beloved away from them. They went to pay respect by anointing His body for burial. They were confused, walking in a dazed condition until they arrived at the tomb to find the stone had been rolled away. Confusion quickly turned to amazement at the declaration of the angel, “He is not here. He has risen as He said He would.” Hope sprang forth for the first time in three days. Jesus was alive. He was alive indeed. This morning’s message was a two part message which you can listen to by following these links: Then Came the Morning Part 1 | Then Came the Morning Part 2, or you may visit our sermons page.

Rejoice and Be Glad

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Below is a great Resurrection hymn written by Horatio Bonar. It is sung to the same tune as Hallelujah Thine the Glory (Revive Us Again).

Rejoice and be glad! The redeemer has come!
Go look in His cradle, His cross and His tomb
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He liveth again

Rejoice and be glad! For the lamb that was slain
O’ death is triumphant and liveth again
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He liveth again.

Rejoice and be glad! Now the pardon is free;
The Just for the Unjust has died on the tree
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He liveth again.

Rejoice and be glad! For our King is on high
He pleadeth for us on His throne in the sky.
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He liveth again.

Rejoice and be glad! For He cometh again
He cometh in glory, the Lamb that was slain
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He liveth again.

An Email from My Dad

Dear Friends & Family,It was good to be in church last night. It was good to see so many friends that have been praying for us. We had a good service.We had a very restless night. (not a lot of sleep) Please pray that the Lord would give us a good nights rest tonight.

Thank you so much for praying for us during this time. Please don’t stop now we need much more. Things are going pretty well.
No one will ever know how much we appreciate what God’s people have done in gathering together to pray.
I sit here this morning as a trophy of God’s grace once again because God’s people believed in intercessory prayer.

I thank the Lord for a good family that loves me. Jeff was planning to come for my procedure but was a bit hesitant to be away from his church responsibilities but several of the members told him he needed to be here as long at it took. A couple said “you are here for us when we need you and you should definitely be with your family at this time.” I hope all those daily updates were helpful and a reminder for prayer.
Julie is a jewel. With all her busyness with the 5 kids and home schooling to boot stayed with me at the hospital so Elaine could come home for a little rest.
There is no way in this world to convey with words the appreciation and love I have for my wife. Elaine was by my side most all the time. She and I were alone at home when I had the first episode. She helped me and then called EMS.
I can remember looking out the back window of the ambulance and seeing her driving behind us to Greenville as close as she dare.
I can remember looking over at her at night in that uncomfortable chair and see that she was watching me.
I can remember her quizzing the nurses on several occasions about the medicine they were about to give me and they would double check with the orders or even calling the doctor and she was right.
I can remember her coming over an giving me a kiss and stroking my hair.
God has been so gracious to me for giving me Elaine. She is my best friend too + + + + + + + + +
As I sit here typing this she is outside working in the yard. My job.

Thanks for praying for us while I was having heart problems. Blood pressure, blood viscosity, blood sugar. It’s all in the blood!
Also I want to thank y’all for the many e-mails and cards of encouragement.
I do not know how people go through hard times without God and His using friends as encouragement.
I have an amazing family and friends.
Keep praying for the blood pressure, the blood thinners to work properly and for my blood sugar to be at a proper level. Because of the increased medicine the blood sugars have been very high and hard to control.
I am very appreciative of all of the prayers and expressions of concern.

A lady on Jeff’s blog said “The blood of Christ that was poured out on the Cross unites those that believe in Him into one family.”
I am very tired today from yesterdays activities but hopefully we can begin to get out more so I can get my strength back.

Thank you for your continued prayers for us all.

In His loving hands,

Allen Davis
102 Sugar Maple Court
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 654-2019

The Cry of the Damned

Sunday’s message on Matthew 27:46 “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me,” is probably the most challenging message I have ever preached. I felt the weight of the subject matter bearing down on me before the message. God gave tremendous liberty in the delivery. The challenge was for each one of us to live near the cross. You may listen to this message by following this link: The Cry of the Damned, or visit our sermons page at http://www.tbconline.org.

Blood Sugars

Well, I’m staying another day. Dad didn’t sleep very well, but he is glad to be home. He is up and about a little bit. He has felt terrible this morning. I checked his blood sugar a little bit ago and it was 589. No wonder he feels so badly. Mom has given him some insulin and it still is high. We are awaiting a call from one of the doctors. Mom also has called about the swelling and puffiness around his incision. I know he would appreciate your continued prayers for him. I told him I would stay and watch the Clemson game with him tonight. Hopefully, I will be able to return home tomorrow. I’m sharing these updates on my blog at https://pastorjd.wordpress.com and will continue to post. Thank you for reading at least one more of these emails.

We Are at Home Now

Praise the Lord! Dad was able to eat lunch at home today – a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Fillet mignon probably wouldn’t have tasted any better to him after nearly a week of hospital food. The doctors and nurses were wonderful to us. He is resting right now. I’m sure over the next few days as he gets his strength back he will be amazed at the outpouring of care and concern. Lord willing, this will be my last email to his entire list. Please keep praying he still has a long way to go.

Jeff Davis
http://www.tbconline.org
https://pastorjd.wordpress.com