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Upcoming Events
OCT

21

SUN
Special Speaker
10:00 AM
Speaker: Evangelist Joel Revalee
Prayer 30 minutes before service
Music Practice
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Special Speaker
6:00 PM
Speaker: Evangelist Joel Revalee
Prayer 30 minutes before service
OCT

24

WED
Men's Prayer
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Ladies’ Prayer
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adult Bible Study, Youth Group, Children's Church
7:00 PM
Worship and Bible study
Prayer 30 minutes before service
OCT

25

THU
OCT

26

FRI
OCT

27

SAT
District Youth Rally
12:00 PM
Location: United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard, 40 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA
Speaker: Bro. Josh Wilson, ALJC National Crusaders President
Host church: Apostolic House of Prayer, 1 Ryans Way, Oak Bluffs, MA
Men's Fellowship
6:30 PM
Inquire for location
Bible Search
Resurrection Means Reconciliation

On Resurrection Sunday, we rejoice in the knowledge that Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection proclaimed that He was sinless. Death is the penalty for the sinner (Romans 6:23). Since Jesus was sinless, death had no power over Him. But how does Jesus' resurrection help each one of us?

Since Jesus was sinless, it meant that the blood of Jesus could be a pure offering for our sin. Jesus offered His own blood through the Spirit upon the true altar of God (Hebrew 9:14). Jesus was the high priest who offered the blood (Hebrews 2:17). The blood of Jesus provides not only the hope of resurrection, but also reconciliation (Colossians 1:20). Sin made us enemies of God, but the blood of Jesus allows us to restore our relationship with God (Colossians 1:21). 

Resurrection provided for reconciliation through the blood, which also allows us to be born again and become sons of God (Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:5-6). Resurrection also gives the church the ministry of reconciliation.

Reconciliation needs to take place in church not only between God and sinners, but also between brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. God has provided the blood of Jesus to make us into one body, which requires reconciliation. In order to have fellowship with each other, we must also be reconciled to each other (I John 1:7). We must make sure that the blood is working not only between us and God, but also between us and our brothers and sisters in the church, that we might be one.