Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday Services, “The Living Christ – The Testimony of the Apostles,” Calls Home
This morning’s Easter Sunday Sacrament meeting was excellent. President Hall planned the theme around the Savior, His resurrection and His plan of salvation for all men. The mission choir sang “That Easter Morn” and “He is not Here.” Their music was beautiful, uplifting and fitting of this sacred and holy day. I could listen to it and be absorbed in it all day and never tire.
Last week Pres. Hall mentioned in Mission Training Meeting that the mission had lots of surplus supplies that needed to be shared with the guest that visit Old Nauvoo. One of the items in particular he wanted us to share ware printed copies of “The Living Christ – The Testimony of the Apostles.” Since today is Easter Sunday I think it is particularly appropriate that I share some of the words of the Apostles and their testimonies of the Savior as it relates to Easter:
“. . . we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.”
“. . . sentenced to die on Calvary’s cross. He gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. His was a great vicarious gift in behalf of all who would ever live upon the earth.”
“We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.”
“He rose from the grave to “become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Cor. 15:20). As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. . .”
“Of Him the Prophet also declared: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!”
Every Easter in the past Sis. Johnson has hosted a large family dinner at our home on Easter Sunday. However, this year like last year we have been away from home serving the Lord as missionaries. We miss our family at this time of year but we know we are doing His work and serving His children. Next year we will be able to resume our Easter Sunday Dinner tradition at our home.
We did get to talk and video chat with several of our families. Thanks to the miracle of Skype and texting. Even the phone calls we received are wonderful and we enjoy talking with so many of our grandchildren. We had a very enjoyable Easter Sunday.
You can read “The Living Christ – The Testimony of the Apostles” at this website: