Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter. He is life

We are saved, sealed and set toward life because of this Jesus, the son of the living God.  Don’t be callus or casual about this.  Jesus is real and really alive.  What does that signify for you?

Our faith hangs on this truth and this event of History.  Life is in the balance.  Resurrection is essential.  Because Jesus lives, we live.

As I shared last week, this is my take away truth from this Easter: Easter reminds us that Jesus is able to conquer the things that so often conquer us.

His death and his coming to life remind us that whatever we face we can have faith and hope.  Those are NOT works to flippantly throw around.  Hope changes things.  Our rightly placed faith changes everything.

Can you imagine watching Jesus die on Friday?  You have known Him for a couple years or maybe a couple decades.  For all that time you have seen miracle after miracle and the crowd has grown from a hand full of people to hundreds if not thousands. 

You saw Him die.  You heard His words.  All around were people standing in amazement.  Some were happy, others were sad, many didn’t know what to think.

Through His life, death and now resurrection we learn some big things about our faith. And yes first is that He can and will conquer anything.  Mark it down.  Live it out.  Now what?

Several facts help us come face to face with the truth about Jesus, our Savior and the one we have celebrated this Easter.

1 Peter 3:18  NIV
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

His life for ours.  That is a fact and no one else could change places with Him.

John 14:6  NLT
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

There is no other way.  He is it.  Trust Him.  Share Him.

1 Timothy 1:19  NLT
Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

Shipwreck is ahead for those who don’t hold on to Christ.  The question is are you holding on to the one who is holding on to you?

John 11:25  NLT
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.

That phrase, I am the resurrection and the life, resounds in my ears and in my heart often.  This was a person word to a person Jesus cared much about. 

That word or phrase is for you and for me.  He is my life.

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