Meet the Real Jesus
Good News for Baghdad
I Corinthians 15:1-8
Do you have one of these TV remotes at your house? You should never go home without one. It's my favorite toy. I don't know what it is about these TV remotes that get hold of men, but we men really do enjoy them. In fact, if you ladies want to get in trouble, just hide the TV remote and you have yourself in big, big trouble. I don't know if it's a feeling of power or what it is, but there's something about a TV remote that every man really enjoys. When you think about it, it is a part of the amazing technology of our day. We are living in a day of miracle technology. By means of this remote and by television and satellite technology, it is impossible to compress distance. By means of this right there in your own home, you can witness scenes which are taking place literally thousands and thousands of miles away.
This morning I want to use some technology to bring to close to you as I possible can the real meaning of what Easter is all about.
I want us to begin by first of all using this TV remote and talk to you about the news this morning. I turn on the TV and there's the news that we've all been watching for about a month now. Most of us went through the duties and responsibilities of the day, went home for our meal, and then sat before our television many late hours to view the scenes that were coming into our room from Iraq and Baghdad.
Some of those scenes are a mixed bag, as you very well know. There's a lot of good news in those scenes, but there is also some bad news. There is some good news in that we have had a relatively small loss of life, though any life loss is a great tragedy and a great time of sorrow. There have been some accounts of auxiliary and collateral damage and innocents have died. For this we mourn and we sorrow.
But as we have watched night after night, there has been good news coming from Baghdad. It is the good news that the forces of freedom ha ...
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