David Called It

David called it. More than a thousand years before it even happened, David tells the story of Jesus’ arrest, death and resurrection.

“Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me. But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up, that I may repay them. I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me. Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever” (Psalm 41:9-12, NIV).

If ever there was a convincing argument for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, this is it. If ever there was a solid case for God having a plan to redeem mankind, well, this is definitely it.

And what more beautiful time of year to celebrate both of these than Easter?

David’s words in Psalm 41 let you know two things for sure. First, you have a God who loves you enough to communicate his love to you. Over and over again for thousands of years. And second, you have a God who values you so much that he would send his one and only Son to be your substitute.

And here’s a third. As a bonus. That one and only Son won an eternal victory for you. And his name is Jesus.

Happy Easter!

Our Bible reading for Easter Sunday, April 5, is Deuteronomy 2:24 – 4:14, Luke 10:25 – 11:4 and Psalm 41:7-14.

Lord, thank you for your death and resurrection. Because of these, I am assured of forgiveness and salvation. I have a new life to look forward to. You have given me a future!

Header image based on "Bluebell Heaven" by Nana B Agyei, CC By 2.0

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I'm married to my beautiful wife Julie and have five kids whose names all begin with the letter A. I'm a pastor at CrossWalk Church in Phoenix, AZ. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids, and my grandkids. Huge Arizona Cardinals fan! Reading, hiking, camping, travel, and fishing are my top 5 downtime pleasures.

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  1. Our Bible reading for Easter Sunday, April 5, is Deuteronomy 2:24 – 4:14, Luke 10:25 – 11:4 and Psalm 41:7-14.

    He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” (‭Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭27-28‬ NIV)

    He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
    Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’ ” (‭Luke‬ ‭11‬:‭2, 4‬ NIV)

    Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen. (‭Psalm‬ ‭41‬:‭13‬ NIV)

    Heavenly Father, today above all days you have shared your Love with us in immeasurable abundance. Today is Easter and today you have you given us the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Today that empty tomb takes the place of our empty souls. Thank you Lord for the hope, for the amazing promise of eternal life. Father there are many people that need to hear this message. Help them all find your word today. Help them find a church, a friend, or a loved one that can share your word. Father help me to keep you first in my life, because you have done it all for me. Help me to show love to my fellow man as I walk this earth. Father if it is your will help me bring others home to your kingdom. It is your kingdom, your power, your glory that rules forever and ever.

    ~Paul Montenieri

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