Dinner Topics Newsletter: Easter is about Jesus Christ

April 2015 Dinner Topics Newsletter: Easter is about Jesus Christ

 

Dear Friends,

NOTE: My March 25 post, though perfectly appropriate, had a word in the title that set off red flags with Google and it may have been sent  to your spam file. If your posts are missing, please check your spam folder and re-direct them. Let’s not let Google get away with censoring!

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

church2The Judeo-Christian way of life is vanishing. Easter used to be an integral part of American life—attendance at church on Easter Sunday, Easter sunrise services, and a week-long break from school designated as Easter vacation. Now, Christ and Easter are banished, replaced by “Spring Break”, and everywhere children expect another sugar overload, just like Halloween.

Our mission here is to preserve and protect that precious way of life—to keep it alive for our children and grandchildren. As shown in a March post, the Millennnials, or Generation Y, seem to be more like a Generation lost. If we do not tell them about our cherished values, they will never know. They need you, their parents, to pass on the values that are the only way to true happiness. Teach them about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, so that they can feel “encircled in His gentle arms.” This is best explained in a quote from Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

The Sacrifice of the Son of God

agony-in-garden_1408599_inlEach year at this time we commemorate and ponder the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for all mankind.

What the Savior did from Gethsemane to Golgotha on our behalf is beyond my ability to grasp. He took upon Himself the burden of our sins and paid an eternal and binding ransom not only for Adam’s original transgression but also for the sins and transgressions of the billions upon billions of souls who have ever lived. This eternal, sacred sacrifice caused “even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit” (D&C 19:18).

He suffered for me.

He suffered for you.

My soul overflows with gratitude when I contemplate the precious meaning of this sacrifice. It humbles me to know that all who accept this gift and incline their hearts to Him can be forgiven and cleansed of their sins, no matter how dark their blemish or how oppressive their burden.

We can be made spotless and pure once again. We can be redeemed by the eternal sacrifice of our beloved Savior.

Easter comes in the first week of April this year, but it is not something to think about one day per year, rather it is the essence of the Gospel, the very substance of our lives, the only key to true happiness.

 

So remember, Easter is not just a holiday—it’s a way of Life!

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late.

Christine Davidson

 

Highlights

 

Defining Moment: the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Other Articles: Passion Flower Symbolism; Passion of Christ through Art; Repentance lifts your burden; Easter hymns, and more.

 

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Theme Quotations for April: Easter is about Jesus Christ

Resurrected-Christ-Wilson-Ong-212048He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. ~Matthew 28:6

For God so loved the world, he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~John 3:16

“As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Cor. 15:22.)

 

“No other single influence has had so great an impact on this earth as the life of Jesus the Christ.” ~Ezra Taft Benson

The Lord Made Repentance Possible; Lay Your Burdens at His Feet. ~Boyd K. Packer

He who suffered so selflessly for us in the garden and on the cross will not leave us comfortless now. He will strengthen, encourage, and bless us. He will encircle us in His gentle arms. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine

To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,

That he should extend his great love unto such as I,

Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.

 

I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!

Such mercy, such love, and devotion can I forget?

No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,

Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet. ~ Charles H. Gabriel

 

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue confess to God. ~Romans 14:11

jesusforgivemedWe can turn to Him . . .because He understands. He understands the struggle, and He also understands how to win the struggle . . . The power of His Atonement can erase the effects of sin in us. When we repent, His atoning grace justifies and cleanses us. It is as if we had not succumbed, as if we had not yielded to temptation. As we endeavor day by day and week by week to follow the path of Christ, our spirit asserts its preeminence, the battle within subsides, and temptations cease to trouble. ~D. Todd Christofferson

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ~2Peter 3:9

 

 

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Easing our Burdens

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. He never will suffer the righteous to fall. He is at thy right hand. Thy mercy, Lord, is great and far above the heavens. Let none be made ashamed that wait upon thee. ~Julius Schubring

 

Classical Music stress relief this month provided by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev

 

April Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme for April: Easter is about Jesus Christ

Defining Moments

“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.

 

Lamb and Lion resizeWMThis month: The Atonement of Jesus Christ, justice and mercy reconciled

See more Defining Moments

Featured Topics

 

The Parenting Value for this month: Respect

Famous Birthdays: Booker T. Washington, Rachmaninoff, Thomas Jefferson, Prokofiev, and William Shakespeare

 

Culture: Symbolism of the Passion Flower

The Passion of Christ as shown through Art

Easter Hymns

Will this infamous woman be on the $20 bill?

 

jesus-appearing-mary-petersonFaith: Resurrection

Encircled in the Gentle Arms of Jesus Christ

The Life and Mission of Jesus Christ

Family: Teaching Children—the difference between self-worth and excessive ego

Hillsdale Imprimis: Race Relations and Law Enforcement

History: A History Quiz—Who said that?

News Clipping from the past shows results of socialism

Nation: Internet Service Providers are suing Net Neutrality

World: Tracking Obama’s dangerous foreign policy actions

From Commentary—Middle East 101

US Constitution Series 16: Three Branches of Government—Legislative, Executive, and Judicial

Moral Repair Plan—always looking for reasons for optimism:

Truth Detectors: Reality Updates

Real Science Update: Did you know that in the 1970s, Climate Change Alarmists were worried about another Ice Age?

 

In these days when Truth is endangered by political expediency, it is important that we learn to discern Truth from Error, fraud, or downright deception. To find other articles on this topic, type Truth Detectors (hyphenated, to filter) in the search bar of this site.

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

 

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Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.

 

If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for.

Ongoing

  1. Tea Party Update listed each month.

teapartyresults6It is important to understand that the Tea Party is not a third political party. Nor does it represent all the slanderous falsehoods hurled upon them by those who hate America and her Founders. It is organized to restore Constitutional principles to the government of America. If you love the USA with good, old-fashioned patriotism, then the Tea Party is the best organization to work for the principles and values you cherish.

April

Tea Party News Top Stories: Government to give Tax Refund Checks to Illegal Immigrants

Remember what the Tea Party stands for.

Tea Party Defined—the Voice of Real Americans

Support Tea Party in Key States

 

Every month we will keep you informed on the latest projects and progress of the Tea Party, with an updated link to our monthly newsletter; most recent updates at top of the list.

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YouTube Video Update: The Truth about the American Border Crisis

  1. Work to make your state sovereign!

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  1. Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar.

 

Thanks for all you do,

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