Easter Message

The Message of Easter

Happy Easter.

Interestingly, after seeing the cover of Newsweek proclaiming this is no longer a Christian nation, I read an article in my local newspaper today that said two-thirds of Americans are planning on attending church services this Easter. That’s a lot of people who are basically supposed to be abandoning Christianity, if you believe Newsweek.

Easter is one of those holidays that everyone enjoys. The kids love the egg hunts and candy, but Easter is not necessarily about bunnies or colored eggs. Easter is about the Resurrection of Jesus. Specifically, the holiday is about Jesus being crucified and risen again from the dead.

I realize that in these troubled times it is sometimes difficult to keep our eyes on the Lord. Easter, however, is one of those days out of the year that many folks who would not normally look to Christ decide to come to church and worship Him. Some folks are full of faith, and are regular attenders, and that is great as well. But for everyone, Easter is an opportunity to remember His sacrifice.

Today I am looking forward to joining my family and friends in celebration of the gift the Lord has given us. Afterward, we are going to congregate at my mom’s house for a special meal, and an opportunity to spend time with some members of my family that I don’t get to see very often.

For some folks, Easter may be a very different story for them. Easter might simply be a reminder, like Christmas, of someone who is no longer with them. And with every year that passes, these lost loved ones are remembered and missed. So, for some, because of this, Easter can be a bittersweet day.

Death can seem cruel and harsh. And to be honest, I believe that is exactly how the disciples felt when they saw the beaten, bloodied body of Jesus hanging on a Roman cross on Calvary. Jesus had been betrayed by one of their own, Peter had denied Him three times, and then, in addition to the crucifixion, a Roman soldier thrust his spear into Jesus Christ’s side, and out of it came blood and water.

When the beating heart of Jesus Christ ceased its activity the disciples felt it was over. They assumed that death was the end of Christ.

Imagine the surprise of the disciples when they found an angel waiting for them with good news. The angel said, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” (Mark 16:6 NKJV).

They thought He was dead, yet this angel had proclaimed He Lived.

Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection means that we as believers do not have to be afraid of death. It can be hard for us to accept that our bodies are wearing out, and that death is on the horizon. However, the Bible says we will have new bodies one day. “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23 KJV).

You see, our bodies are not who we are. They are simply rotting shells. The real me is my soul, my spirit. Our bodies will eventually give up and die, but my soul will live on.

He is the resurrection and the life, and if we believe in Him, though we were dead, yet shall we live.

Happy Easter, and God Bless.

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From Alan Keyes to the 2nd Amendment

From Alan Keyes to the 2nd Amendment

Here is the upcoming schedule for The Political Pistachio Radio Revolution:

Alan Keyes to Discuss Obama Citizenship / Birth Certificate, plus other issues on PPR
Alan Keys is our guest tonight to discuss Obama’s Citizenship question, socialism, and the United States Constitution. 4/3/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Grammy Nominee Steve Vaus on Taking Back America on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Saturday’s Guest in the second hour was Nominated for Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2008, Steve Vaus is a Country Western Star that loves America. In 1992 his hit “We Must Take Back America” was climbing up the charts and made it to #56 when suddenly RCA inexplicably pulled the CD off the Radio and Shelves, cancelled Vaus’ tour, and all because the song was too patriotic and conservative. Now, Steve Vaus has updated the song and plans to re-release it. 4/4/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Blagojevich Indicted, Illinois Governor Candidate Adam Andrzejewski on Political Pistachio Radio
Illinois ousted Governor Rod R. Blagovich needs to be replaced. Now that he has been indicted, the candidates are lining up. One of the Conservative Front Runners is Adam Andrzejeski, and he is our guest Sunday Night! Learn more about Blagojevich’s antics, Chicago Politics, and about the real conservative vying to be Illinois Governor. 4/5/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Can Healthcare Costs be Reduced? Guest James Lansberry says Yes – Political Pistachio Radio
As experts proclaim that Social Security and Medicare could be bankrupt by the time most of us get to age 64, Political Pistachio Radio guest James Lansberry says the costs of healthcare can be reduced – and Obama doesn’t even realize that the solution is already here (or maybe he does know, and refuses to acknowledge it). Political Pistachio Radio Revolution – Conservative News and Commentary. 4/10/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

HSA’s Better Than COBRA on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Guest Ron Greiner of http://www.save101.com says Health Savings Accounts are better than COBRA, and employees are even better off with an HSA than an employer-provided insurance plan. 4/11/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Special Easter Message on The Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
The Storms of Life, The Greatest Gift, and Words of Encouragement. Political Pistachio, Conservative News and Commentary. 4/12/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Larry Pratt, Exec. Dir. of Gun Owners of America on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Omnibus Public Land Act (H.R. 146) increases the amount of government land that would forbid guns. 90% of Illegal Firearms in Mexico Not from USA! Left believes Gun Control in U.S. will solve Mexican Drug War! Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary. 4/18/2009, 7:00 PM

And Here Are The Archive Links To Episodes Last Month You May Have Missed:

Andrea Shea King and the Orlando Tea Party on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Andrea Shea King was one of the speakers at the Orlando Tea Party a week ago. Hear about her experience at the tea party, and her article at World Net Daily that discusses why the media has said nothing about the tea parties. 3/29/2009

Warner Todd Huston on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution, then The Wave Movie
Warner Todd Huston is a familiar Conservative Name around the internet. His Publius Forum, and contributions to NewsBusters, Conservative Crusader, American Daily Review, Renew America, and other sites, have made him one of the leading voices in conservatism. Listen to Warner Todd Huston as he joins Political Pistachio Radio for a little political talk. Then, during the second half of the show, we will revisit the 1981 movie, The Wave. Conservative Commentary. 3/28/2009

American Daily Review Executive Director on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
John Barnhart, Executive Director of American Daily Review, is my guest to discuss the Conservative Revolution, and how American Daily Review plans to be in the thick of things for the long haul. Note: John and I launched American Daily Review January 17th, and the impact of the site has been phenomenal. Listen to this episode – Conservative Commentary 3/22/2009

Gnosticism in Today’s Socio-Political Environment on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
In hour one the author of “The Truth About Jesus and the ‘Lost Gospels'”, David Marshall, joins us to discuss the Nag Hammadi texts, and how Gnosticism is enjoying a rennaissance in today’s society. During the second hour Augie Sodaro of Special Guests will come on to discuss how Political Pistachio gets some of these great guests – Show hosts in particular will enjoy this segment, and learn how to gain the opportunity to lock into a system that ill help in securing great guests for your show. 3/21/2009

Global Governance and the Obama Administration – Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
A taste of ideas doing the rounds in Obama circles includes a thirst for international agreements and treaties. Is the audacity of hope preparing to send us into the audacity of a world government? Political Pistachio Conservative Commentary. 3/15/2009

Impact: Passion of the Christ Dir. Tim Chey, Adam Bitely of Americans For Limited Government
In addition to his latest Christian Movie Industry film, “Live Fast, Die Young,” Tim Chey has directed a number of films over the years. Impact: Passion of the Christ, however, is a searing commentary on today’s socio-political environment from the Christian point of view. Tonight Tim joins us to discuss his latest film, as well as Impact: The Passion of the Christ. During the interview, unknown facts about the Columbine Shootings are revealed as well. Catch this exclusive information on this episode of Political Pistachio Radio. Also, in the second hour, Adam Bitely of Americans for Limited Government and NetRight Daily joins us to discuss the Obama Presidency. Join us on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution – Conservative Commentary
3/14/2009

U.N. to dictate American Parental Rights on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Mike Donnelly Esq. of the Home School Legal Defense Association is my guest tonight to discuss the UNCRC treaty that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the Democrats are pushing that could take away American Parental Rights. 3/8/2009

Islam in America, Christianity Out, Socialism In, Liberty Out, Slavery In – Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Obama Repeals Bush Abortion Regulation as Montana Passes Personhood Amendment. The Chinese take advantage with a Power Grab you will not believe – right here in America! H.R. 45 to begin Federal Gun Control Measures. Muslim Brotherhood in California Protests FBI investigations into Mosques. Obama Citizenship Eligibility being demanded by Military Officers. Obama, the economy, and health care. Tea Parties Across America. Illinois Bans Prayer in Christian Schools. Obama seizing opportunity of Crises. Obama disses Britain. Hillary embarasses America in Russia. Conservative Commentary. 3/7/2009

Gunny Pop, The Cigar Marine, returns to Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Tank Commander Gunny Pop Popaditch is a proud United States Marine who survived an RPG hit to his Tank. His book, Once A Marine, tells the story of courage and bravery – but now he’s a civilian, and the good news in Iraq is not on the airwaves, and the life of a Marine is not his daily life anymore – or is it? Join Guest Nick Popaditch on Political Pistachio Radio. 3/1/2009

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