The Gift that Keeps on Giving! Part IV
I went to the funeral home this week to see a friend who had lost his mother. When I walked in, I expected it to be real quiet and people crying. That wasn't really the case. People were talking and visiting and even laughing at times. While I am sure the family is sad to have lost their loved one, I felt there was an assurance among them that they would see her again which brought comfort and peace.
It is not the death of Jesus that we celebrate. There's not really anything happy or fun about death. His death was neccessary. Without it, there would be no forgiveness for our sins.Hebrews 9:22
But if it all ended there, there really would have been no reason to celebrate. Fortunately for us all, it didn't end there. He died, but death could not hold Him. He was buried, but His body is no longer there. That is why we can celebrate! That is why that family knew they would see their loved one again. Because He lives, we have been promised eternal life if we have confessed our sin and believed His sacrifice was enough to forgive us our sin.Romans 10:9
(Hover you mouse curser over the scripture references to read the verses.)
1. He is Alive!
2. Worked out Salvation:
3. New Covenant:
4. Send the Holy Spirit:
5. He ascended to Heaven:
There are many sceptics out there who do not believe in the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is a fact that His body was no longer in the tomb where they placed Him. If He didn't actually rise from the dead, where is His body?
The Bible says that the guards were instructed and paid to tell people they had fallen asleep and the disciples came and stole the body while they were sleeping.Matthew 28:13
The guards fell asleep while they were guarding the tomb?
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