THE GOSPEL OF THE RESURRECTION
Jesse M. Hendley
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to
Matthew, the 28th chapter, and verse 6, and today we
are thinking about the RESURRECTION of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Here are some very wonderful Scriptures:
"HE IS NOT HERE. HE IS RISEN." "CHRIST DIED, AND ROSE
"THEY PREACHED JESUS AND THE RESURRECTION."
"HE WAS DELIVERED FOR OUR OFFENSES AND RAISED FOR OUR
"THANKS BE UNTO GOD WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY OVER
DEATH THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."
Today as we approach the Easter season in which we
commemorate the Resurrection of our Blessed Lord, how
precious are these wonderful Scriptures from God's
Word, and how glorious is this Gospel to dying men!
For we ARE a dying race. GOSPEL means "Good News,"
and to the dying generation of Jesus' day, who can
tell the tremendous impact of those words, "HE IS
RISEN," upon the hearts of those miserable, hopeless
people? All over the Roman Empire people were sick of
their heathen gods, which gave them no hope. The
tombstones in the cemeteries bore mute testimony to
their despair. Mothers laid away their children with
never a hope of seeing them again. Wives and husbands
and sweethearts spelled out their blackest misery in
epitaphs which we can read today, dug up by the
archeologists' spades. Again I say, how glorious be-
yond words must have been the emotion that flooded
the hearts of all who heard, when it became known
that CHRIST HAD RISEN FROM THE DEAD, with an
authentic resurrection! We who live in the full blaze
of the Resurrection cannot comprehend what it meant
to those hungry souls, hungry for a SECURITY that
only TRUE RESURRECTION can give.
God help us TODAY to place ourselves mentally in a
world that has no such Resurrection Gospel. Let us
take away for a moment this fact: no CHRIST, no
REVELATION FROM GOD, and no RELIEF from the ...
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