SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

THE NAIL SCARRED HANDS

by Adrian Rogers


The Nail Scarred Hands
Adrian Rogers
John 20


Would you take your bibles this morning and open to John the twentieth chapter. In a moment we will commence reading in verse twenty four. John chapter twenty. It's good to hear the pages flutter, get the bible there, open in your lap. If you didn't bring a copy of the scripture with you most likely there's one in the pew right before you. Find John chapter twenty.

Now, I want to ask you a question. What is the only man thing in heaven? What is the only man made thing in heaven? I believe the only manmade thing in heaven are the scars in the hands of Jesus, the wounds in his feet, those scars yet visible above in beauty glorified.

Now, I want to talk to you today about the scars of Jesus. When you go somewhere on a vacation so many times you bring back a souvenir. Jesus visited this planet and he brought back as a souvenir, not something cheap and not something temporary, but something if I understand the bible that will endure for all eternity and bought at a fearful price. As a matter of fact, the prophet Zachariah pictures the Lord Jesus as he's coming again and people behold him and they say what are those wounds in your hand? And he said those are the wounds that I received when I was wounded in the house of my friends.

He still bears those emblems of his suffering and over yonder in the book of Revelation the apostle John saw the lamb upon the throne but he saw a lamb as though he had been slain. I take it the wounds are still there, a lamb as though he had been slain.

''The Nail Scarred Hand'' is the title of my message. Back in the early twenties, one of the Southern Baptist great song writers B. B. McKinney, was in a revival meeting in Allen Texas and the evangelist gave the invitation and he said to the people want you give your heart to Jesus? Will you not Place your hand in the nail scarred hand. That phrase stuck in the mind of B.B. McKinney, brother Jim, and that night in the middle ...

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