N.W.BOYER…Christian Author

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For ALL PEOPLE…HE IS RISEN INDEED!

  IN HONOR OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD….ON THIS EASTER    

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR FIGHT AGAINST THE WORLD-WIDE PANDEMIC

CHRIST IS RISEN      HE IS RISEN INDEED

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After the Resurrection, the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But Thomas replied, ‘I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.’ Later, Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe.”John 20:25, 27  Painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. 1600’s

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This blog will be different. We are sharing several videos of real people …and in doing so…honoring the brave people around in the world who would like to be out in public, dancing in the streets or attending a great concert of Easter music. Even if this is impossible this year, we know that the day will come when we will laugh, hug, and be a part of an active, vibrant world again.

 As you watch the videos, think of Christ being in the crowd.  Think of His ministry among the EVERY-DAY PEOPLE. Christ went out to be with people where they were in their everyday lives.  Whether we ride the underground, shop in the grocery, dance in the streets or sing and play in an orchestra, He is with us in the 21st century.

Christ is with us in our homes now and with those ministering to the sick in the many hospitals around the world.

This may be a different Easter, but one of thanksgiving to God for His mercy and healing power. It is also a time of spiritual healing.  The WORLD has been given a chance to draw close to God and know His love, forgiveness and healing power.

Form BOYER WRITES….BLESSINGS AND HAPPY EASTER

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Germany      works by Verdi, Wagner and Bizet

 

England        Handel’s Zadok the Priest

 

Copenhagen      playing Griegs Peer Gynt.

 

Ireland        Joining in to the Irish fun and music

 

South Korean Gracious Choir     Hallelujah Chorus by Handel’s Messiah

(The Messiah,  260-page oratorio, written by Handel in 1741, in just 24 days  He was in his 50’s and had suffered two strokes. Later, he went blind.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHRIST IS RISEN!

risen Christ

 

HE IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED.

2019 has been a year of great sadness around the world with disasters, wars, people fleeing oppression and other events:  the burning of one of the world’s great Christian cathedrals and the deliberate burning of black churches in the U.S.  Our soldiers still serve and die on foreign fields. There are a great many things to be concerned about in our world.

Nevertheless, we turn our hearts this Easter Sunday to the Great Hope for the world in the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. On this Easter, we rejoice in the glorious hope for through His giving of Himself that we may be saved and the looking for His return to the world.

The grave could not hold Him.  Hallelujah!

Blessing to all Boyer Writes readers!  N.W.Boyer

(VIDEO: Turn up the sound)   Hallelujah Chorus

 


Countdown until Christmas Eve…Day 3!

Hurry, hurry, hurry! Off they go to shop for that last minute, special Christmas present! Crowds gather in the food court to get a bite to eat after a long, exhausting day.    Ordinary people sitting with not-so-ordinary people, who are about to share their love for Christ in concert….not in a church…but wherever one may be…even a shopping mall.   See the surprise for the unsuspecting…bringing the focus back to the real meaning of Christmas. Well, why not?   It may be the only sacred music heard by many.  The Holy Scriptures tells us to “Go into all the world…”

Christmas at the mall

Video  Turn up sound

 


HE is RISEN!

 HE IS RISEN!

Somewhere around the world, it is now Easter Sunday morning.  Christ is risen…risen indeed!  The grave could not hold him.  He walked among His disciples and followers, showing  them the scars in His hands.  Because of His Resurrection, those who love  and believe on Him,  will also have a resurrection.   Hallelujah!

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In services and performances  around the world, when the Hallelujah chorus is sung, the audience stands.  It is said that this tradition began when King George II, attending the London premiere of “Messiah” in March of 1743, was so moved by the “Hallelujah” that he stood up and if the king stands, everyone  stands.   One can understand why King George was moved because it is truly one of the great compositions of music.

Handel’s Messiah…Hallelujah Chorus

Hallelujah!
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The kingdom of this world
Is become the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ;
and He shall reign for ever and ever.
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Hallelujah! (Revelation 19)   Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
and hath redeemed us to God by his blood,
to receive power, and riches,
and wisdom, and strength,
and honor,and glory, and blessing.
Blessing and honor, glory and power,
be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb,
For ever and ever! Amen.  (Revelation 5)

The Choir of Wells Cathedral

 Directed by Matthew Owens

 Selections: ‘Hallelujah…Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain… Amen

 Each tells the story of the birth (Christmas), passion, death, and resurrection (Easter) of Jesus and of the eventual resurrection of humankind to the glory of Heaven.

Link to:  Complete performance of Handel’s Messiah   with great art of the Masters


Easter Sunday 2015 CHRIST IS RISEN!

Whatever time zone, it is now Easter in parts of the world. Especially remember our Christian brothers and sisters who have suffered so much in this last year…and in the University in Kenya just this week.  We pray that those who said, “Yes, I am a Christian” will have experienced the Risen Lord, in all His glory, with their last breath.

HE IS RISEN….CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED.    Hallelujah Chorus sung by King’s College Choir and Orchestra


Easter Sunday and Christ is Risen Indeed!

The empty tomb

To understand that something can die and then return to life again is hard for most people to grasp.  We hear of near death experiences when one sees a light…goes toward the light…feels a wonderful sense of peace…and doesn’t want to return.    That is exactly how I want it to happen when I take my last breath.

Mary Magdalene had a difficult time with this also.  She went to the tomb and stood there crying because someone had stolen the body of her beloved Jesus.  Even though Jesus had talked about destroying the temple and raising it up again in three days, she did not understand the meaning.   We all have heard that our body is the “temple of the Holy Spirit” and we should be careful how we treat it.   Yes, Jesus was referring to His own body and it took some convincing.

“For example, in Luke’s gospel Jesus told his disciples to touch him, asking whether a ghost has hands and feet, as he has, and then proceeded to eat a fish in front of them.

In John’s gospel ‘doubting’ Thomas was invited by Jesus to put his finger on Jesus’ hand where the nails had been, and put his hand in Jesus’ side which had been pierced.

In Matthew, Jesus met his disciples and they touched his feet. And yet, despite this stress on the material body of Jesus as ‘proof’ of his resurrected identity, on several occasions — on the beach at daybreak and on the Emmaus Road, for example — the men and women disciples did not recognize him.

In the account of the resurrected Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene, in John’s Gospel, Jesus instructed Mary not to hold onto Him because He had not yet ascended to the Father.”

All of these events remind us of how physical in nature we are to our beliefs.  Jesus never criticized them or scolded them (or us)  for having tiny faith.    He understands  that we are human and have frailties.  In fact, as tiny as a mustard seed may be, we are reminded that is all the faith we need.

I think His followers  were in shock.   It took a while for the excitement of Easter to be realized.   I am glad that they were much like we are today.  In the resurrection, there is no more sadness and mourning for the crucified Christ, but extreme happiness and joy that we now have a risen Savior.

Without the resurrection, we would have a dead Christ.     If Christ is risen and He asked His Father in Heaven to allow us to be with Him (prayer before the crucifixion)…then we have the glorious hope of our own resurrection day.

HALLELUJAH

The Heavenly Chorus will be in all languages!     Handel’s Messiah

Conductor: Chai  Hoon Cha in Seoul, Korea

King of kings, and Lord of lords,
King of kings, and Lord of lords,
And Lord of lords,
And He shall reign,
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings, forever and ever,
And Lord of lords,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
And He shall reign forever and ever,
King of kings! and Lord of lords!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!


Christians Around the World SING…at the Mall or in Silence

Kim Jong Un, shown on left before the death of his father, has the opportunity to bring N. Korea out of misery into the light.  Pictures from space show N. Korea at night almost in total darkness as compared to S. Korea and Japan.    Below is a writing sent to Boyer Writes by Wanda that tells of the plight of Christians in  North Korea.  Many sing in silence.

“A group of Korean business leaders—all Christians—visited the United States
recently with news about the plight of believers in North Korea. “There has
been terrible persecution,” they reported, “and thousands have died for their
faith; yet many still worship despite danger and death threats. When they
gather, it’s in complete secrecy; and when they sing, it is done in silence. They
open their mouths in unison, but they allow no sound from their voices for
fear of being overheard.”

Imagine what it would be like to attend a Christmas Eve service this year and
have to simply “mouth” the words of our great carols. Imagine being unable
to hear the hand bells, the chimes, the swelling crescendos of the “Hallelujah
Chorus,” or the pensive harmonies of “What Child Is This?”

What a privilege to sing the songs of Christmas! Yet we’re so deluged by
Christmas music each year that we’re in danger of not hearing it at all….” (a portion of a writing on  Music      by David Jeremiah)

Even in our shopping areas and in the public places, the wonderful music of Christ and Christmas can be heard.   What a freedom!  We do not have to sing in darkness or in silence, so this Christmas sing out!     What a contrast to those who have no voice and must sing in silence.   

  Hallelujah Chorus in the most unexpected place.