HOPE LIVES BECAUSE HE LIVES
Matthew 28: 1 - 7
JESUS CHRIST, the Eternal Corn of Wheat, had fallen to the
ground. Heaven was in danger of embarrassment.
Earth was in danger of enslavement.
Deity was in danger of disgrace.
Devotion was in danger of disillusionment.
The winds scarcely had time to cover His footprints in the sands
The rains had not yet washed His red blood from the grey stones
THEN it happened. In contradiction to all laws of nature, the
dead victim became the living victor.
Proven to be dead by Roman law, the observation of His
executioners and procurator, Pilate himself, Jesus was not
verified to once again be alive. (Recall the appearances).
Note these statements by the angel at the tomb on the
Recently loving parents sent a copy of my book, Farewell to
Fear, to their son on an aircraft carrier near the Persian Gulf.
He wrote me, "The most meaningful lines in the book are these:
"The God who spoke the universe into existence said to me 'Fear
not'." That encouragement was needed that morning at the tomb.
It is no less needed today in the lives of many. The fact that
it was applicable then makes it relevant now.
The Resurrection dispels the fear of death.
A recent study revealed that most American teenagers think about
death on an average of once every five minutes. Death is a
problem for us because we have no control over it. It is
devastating because it alone knows its moment. Heb. 2:15, "And
deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bonda ...
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