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Matthew captures the events of this most amazing Sunday morning:

"After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb. Look, there was a great earthquake, for an angel from the Lord came down from heaven. Coming to the stone, he rolled it away and sat on it. Now his face was like lightning and his clothes as white as snow. The guards were so terrified of him that they shook with fear and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him. Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, ‘He’s been raised from the dead. He’s going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.’ I’ve given the message to you."

It takes a thief ....

Charles Wendell 'Chuck' Colson served as Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. Once known as President Nixon's 'hatchet man', Colson gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate scandal, for being named as one of the Watergate Seven, and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. In 1974, he served seven months in the federal Maxwell Prison in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.

Of Easter Sunday Chuck Colson says:

"I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world - and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. Your'e telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible." 

Colson became a Christian in 1973. His mid-life conversion to Christianity sparked a radical life change that led to the founding of his non-profit ministry Prison Fellowship and, three years later, Prison Fellowship International, to a focus on Christian worldview teaching and training around the world.

US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99 at his home in North Carolina.

Graham, a Baptist, became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, including in London in 1954.

Graham, who had been suffering from cancer, pneumonia and a number of other illnesses, was a counsellor to American presidents and travelled the globe to become perhaps the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said. In a 60-year career, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people.

Graham became a committed Christian at the age of 16 after hearing a travelling evangelist and was ordained a minister in 1939. At first sceptical of the civil rights movement in the US, he went on to become a supporter in the 1950s. Unlike many traditional evangelists, he abandoned narrow fundamentalism to engage broader society.

Here's a link to the official Billy Graham website.

Here's a link to the BBC news story.

KBC & COVID 19

With immediate effect, all face to face acivity at Keyworth Baptist Church is suspended in compliance with the Government announcement to cut out all non-essential activity to slow the spread of Covid 19.

However, we'll be increasing our online activity to encourage, spread cheer and comfort to those who are shut away in our community.

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