15th – 16th April
Weekend & Easter Special
“You killed the author of life, but God raised Him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!”
Yesterday we talked about the greatest act of love we have received from our Heavenly King, Jesus Christ. John in his letters on the topic of Jesus’ love said this, ‘We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us.”1 Yet, there is more wonderful news. Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again after the third day in victorious triumph. He is ALIVE.
See if Jesus didn’t come back to life, then all He accomplished at the cross would be meaningless. Jesus finished His ‘work’ on the cross but completed His ‘mission’ on the third day. It is in Jesus’ resurrection, that sin was finally and fully dealt with, death was finally dealt with and all sickness and disease once and for all, conquered and overcome. Jesus’ resurrection means we don’t serve a dead god but a God who is alive!
Jesus’ resurrection means that we can have a free, close, and no-strings attached relationship with the Creator of this world. It means that we are free from the chains of sins, addictions and depression. HE is alive. HE overcame all things, so that we might walk in the fruit of His victory. It was in the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection that the disciples gained strength and were filled with God’s grace to boldly preach about Him. Acts 4:33 tells us that, ‘with great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.’ We too are powerfully filled with God’s grace through Jesus to tell the world, our God is not dead, but ALIVE!
11 John 3:16