EChurch@Wartburg 4/27/19: Wade Burleson: Ears that Hear the Words of Christ

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

Easter Prayer

When our faith
stands at the grave,
for a stone that’s rolled away,
forgive us.

When our faith
is short of
though the truth is there to see,
forgive us.

When our faith,
beset by doubt, sees
no further
than an empty tomb today,
forgive us.

Bring to mind
the cry of Mary,
‘I have seen the Lord!’
and grant us faith to believe!


Easter Sunday Morning Prayer
(an Easter prayer to the Holy Trinity)

O Lord,
Risen, alive and full of grace.
You paid such a price that we may live in freedom today.
We worship your holy name and give thanks for your redeeming grace.

Heavenly Father,
May we drink in your tender love so that we can pour this love out to others.
Come reign in our hearts, minds and spirits.

Holy Spirit,
We welcome you to blow through our every word, action and thought.
Come transform us on the inside so that each day we become more like our risen Lord.


Easter Prayer

Lord God,
You loved this world so much,
That you gave your one and only Son,
That we might be called your children too.
Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace
Of Easter Sunday, everyday.
Let us have hearts of thankfulness
For your sacrifice.
Let us have eyes that look upon
Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.
Help us to walk in that mighty grace
And tell your good news to the world.
All for your glory do we pray, Lord,

Matthew 17:1-8 NIV

17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

Wade Burleson: Ears the Hear the Words of Christ from Emmanuel Enid on Vimeo.

Easter Benediction

May the celebration of resurrected life bring new hope to your being.
May the victory over earthly death turn your eyes to the promises of heaven.
May the empty tomb help you to leave your sorrows at the foot of the cross.
So that God’s hope, promises and forgiveness reign in your life forever.



EChurch@Wartburg 4/27/19: Wade Burleson: Ears that Hear the Words of Christ — 3 Comments

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    One comment not allowed. This is not the place to discuss hot social issues. Plenty of that going on in the rest of the blog.

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    I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am for this awesome message! I have been sobbing through the whole video. One of the Easter emphasis I learned today was about the transfiguration. It has taken my whole adulthood to unlearn the legalistic wrath of God toward us that I only perceived from the Old Testament as it was interpreted for me. Likewise in the New Testament, I never understood before that is was actually grace from the Father telling the disciples that Jesus was the one to listen to. I thought God was wrathful with them for suggesting a stupid idea of personal tabernacles. But the disciples just wanted to talk, wow! No wonder Jesus told them not to be afraid. Do you think it was a test/lesson for the disciples? To let them know that even after being with Jesus, the very Son of God, that they could still go offtrack and listen to man in place of Jesus? Some of us know that kind of deception. I mean, if Moses or Elijah (or even Wade) could do this or that, then why not I, is a danger I see of following a prophet, who, like all of us, cannot perfectly testify Christ. Paul said to follow him as he follows Christ. But what I hear from so many is we should follow Paul because he followed Christ.
    Thank you Wade for magnifying Jesus Christ and not yourself or other historical or modern day prophets. And thank you Dee and Deb for posting Wade’s messages.