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Upcoming Events
NOV

21

TUE
Whitman Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
7:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Whitman, 519 Washington St.
NOV

22

WED
Men's Prayer
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Adult Bible Study, Youth Group, Children's Church
7:00 PM
Worship and Bible study
Prayer 30 minutes before service
NOV

23

THU
No Prayer Service
7:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving
NOV

25

SAT
NOV

26

SUN
Worship and Sunday School
10:00 AM
Prayer 30 minutes before service
Evangelistic Service
6:00 PM
Prayer 30 minutes before service
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.