He is risen!
“Up from the grave He arose! With a mighty triumph o’er His foes!” This is our hope. This is our assurance that life has meaning, that death has lost its hold, and that our future is secure. Nothing else. Absolutely nothing else can give ultimate and lasting definition to your life or mine. Absolutely nothing else can give you and me hope in the midst of heartache. Nothing else can cause the light of life to shine in the dark places of your life and mine. Not our reputation. Not our financial statement. Not our pursuit of pleasure, prestige, prominence, or power. Nothing else, but the reality of Jesus’ resurrection.
This Easter morning as we gather here to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior there are many here who do not fully understand. You may admire Jesus for the good things He did while He was ministering on this earth with His disciples, but you don’t understand why His death and resurrection are the pivot point of human history. It is my prayer that this morning the Lord will enable you to understand as we study His Word.
We live in an interesting day, in an interesting period of history. You and I live in a religiously saturated environment and yet very few people can put words to their faith. They just believe. They just “feel” it in their heart. If you ask them “why” they believe what they believe they really can’t get any further than their feelings. This kind of faith is like building a house on a fault line, it’s unstable when life begins shaking. Read more