March 2008 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Article – Why is the Resurrection So Important?
Final Thoughts

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Welcome

May I be the first to wish you a blessed Easter. May you celebrate the resurrection of our Savior and how he has changed His Story (history) forever. I am again amazed how we have women from all over the world in our CWM community. You all are dear sisters in Christ and I consider it a privilege to visit you through cyberspace.

Blog/Online Bible Study

You can find the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. There is a funny posting about the New Survivor game. If you want a laugh go visit the blog. Feel free to share any comments or questions on the Open Comments section. The Online Bible Study can be found at
http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. Complete a lesson and share your thoughts. You can start at anytime.

CWM Coaching Tips

Do you find it hard to have a daily quiet time? Would you like to study God’s Word more? Would you like to be study the Bible in small pieces? Then, CWM Coaching Tips are for you. You will receive one tip a day in your email box. To find out more, go to:
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Article – Why Is the Resurrection So Important?

Easter is a wonderful time to share your faith with others. My husband had a Muslim friend who asked him what Good Friday was about and that gave my husband the perfect opportunity to share his faith. (If you want an easy way to share your faith go to www.christianworkingmom.com and click on the Pocket Power banner on the right hand side).

So, let’s answer the question, “Why is the Resurrection So Important?” Paul gives us a very good reason. We read in 1 Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” Wow, a very bold statement. I would encourage you to read all of 1 Corinthians 15 for a better understanding of this point.

Our whole faith and salvation is based on the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead. There are hundreds of witnesses that testified to the fact Jesus was raised from the dead. We serve a living God not a dead one. No other religion can say their leader was raised from the dead. All other religions serve dead men. We serve God who sent his only Son to earth. Jesus was totally human and divine at the same time. He is alive today in the hearts of believers everywhere.

Another important point is Jesus predicted his own death and resurrection. We often think that Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus’ death. Even though he technically ordered Jesus’ death, Jesus was in control of the whole situation. He could have called down thousands of angels to stop his crucifixion, but he did not. He willingly sacrificed his life for us.

So, when you share the Easter story with others point out the tomb is still empty and why we celebrate Easter. The resurrection is the central point of our faith. As Paul said, “If Christ had not been raised our faith would be useless.” Praise God Jesus was raised from the dead and I praise him that he chose me to be his follower. Thank God today for the precious gift of his Son and the resurrection. Share the gift you have with others. This is a gift too good to keep to ourselves.

Final Thoughts

What do you like best about springtime? I love the trees and flowers blooming (despite the allergies). The whole earth shouts of new beginnings. Praise God that his mercies are new everyday.

Till next time,

Kimberly M. Chastain

Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks and an online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.