Because He Lives
1. Easter Sunday is a special day for me for it was on an Easter Sunday in 1972 that I was saved. The day that we celebrate the fact that Jesus "rose again" is the day I was "born again."
2. A number of years ago (1910), Mordecai Ham was preaching in Gonzales, Texas. The popular hymn, "Saved, Saved!" was born during the meeting. Large crowds attended the services. Ham was preaching on the subject, "Christ Our Refuge." In the service was a man who had killed four men. He listened to Ham explain that Christ is a refuge for sinners of any kind and stripe and the "Cities of Refuge," described in the Old Testament, are a type of Christ, who is a haven of hope and eternal forgiveness for all who will flee to Him. Midway through the sermon this man jumped from his seat and shouted: "Saved! Saved! Saved!" J.P. Schofield was so moved that he wrote the great hymn, "Saved, Saved!"
3. Every Easter Sunday it is all I can do just to keep from jumping up and shouting to the top of voice, "Saved! Saved! Saved!" I join with the hymn writer and say, "You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart."
4. The Lord Jesus is in the saving business. The angel that announced His birth declared, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21). Jesus Himself declared, "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matt. 18:11). John declared, "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:17). Jesus said, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture" (John 10:9). Paul gave us the wonderful promise that, "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10:13).
5. Jesus is in the saving business. Our text, Hebrews 7:25, reminds us that Jesus saves! Lets look at the text and there are th ...
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