Easter Toon

I like how my church takes care to talk not about Sunday, but the Lord's Day, and not about Easter, but Resurrection Sunday (Christmas is the same, since the true meaning is embedded in the popular name). In that spirit, I found on the web an Easter cartoon that I've seen around that cracks me up. Probably because it includes the word "butt".

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8 Responses

  1. You mean, not resurrection Sunday but resurrection Lord’s Day???

  2. Touche — you got me there! Perhaps a simpler Resurrection Day would be best.

  3. I didn’t even notice the missing ears. LOL! This same cartoon is printed out and posted up in our cubicle area.

  4. I first saw it at work too, but in a different place

  5. FYI, I (and the rest of the church) just got an email from the Pastor, in which he asked for prayer to make an extra-special-good outreach sermon for “Easter Sunday”…

  6. I share with you a verse that I use with 7th Day Adventists (to whom Sabbaths and Lord’s Day observances are HUGE)

    Colossians 2:
    16Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

    The bottom line is that every day belongs to Christ. We also worship on Wednesday night, even though “Wednesday” was named after the Norse god, Woden. Big deal, it’s just a name. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, we carry the “church” with us everywhere we go, and every day belongs to Christ.

    By the way, I wonder why basketball coaches never recruit those “Colossians”?

  7. Hey AH, (here’s hoping you spot this) knowing zip about 7th Dayers, do they distinguish between the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day? or are they the same thing to them. What, if anything, do they do special on Sunday other than rent out their facilities to flegling churches?

    I don’t think RubeRad (not being a 7th dayer) would necessarily disagree with your handling of Col 2:16, he just prefers the term “Lord’s Day” over the term Sunday. However, I think that RR, myself and especially Paul would maintain the sanctity of the seventh day inasmuch as it was a creation ordinance and was designed as a place and time for us believers to get a foretaste of our final resting place in the eschaton. Paul was defusing the ceremonial confusion (shadow) that Christ, having arrived finally, laid to rest – pun intended.

    Also, could you explain your basketball coach quip? I just don’t get it.

  8. Of course, we all agree that we need to be worshipful all week long, but the Sabbath is still a special day, set apart by God for His glory and our benefit. As mentioned above, a creation ordinance, also a commandment, and Jesus proclaimed himself “Lord of the Sabbath”, not to destroy the OT concept (as he did with kosher eating), but to reaffirm it.

    Changing our language to Lord’s day instead of Sunday helps us remember that.

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