by Stan Coffey

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Jesus, the Ultimate Survivor (1 of 4)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Acts 13:26-39

Most of you have watched SURVIVOR. We all know the challenge of surviving. There are many lessons we can learn from that. I'm finding that the great challenge to people is the survival of marriage and family. Or if you're a single adult or a single mother, the challenge of raising a family as a single person. We're going to be talking about marriage and family survivor. Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of salvation has been sent. For those who dwell in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not know Him nor even the voices of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, hath fulfilled them in condemning Him. (Acts 13:26-27)

He's saying, "You can come to church every Sunday and not know God." Because that's what these folks did in the New Testament time. And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilot that He should be put to death. Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree, and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings, that promise which was made to the fathers, God has fulfilled this for us, their children, in that He has raised up Jesus, as is also written in the second Psalm, You are my Son; this day I have begotten you. And He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption. (Acts 13:28-34a)That's how the resurrection of Jesus is different from the resurrection of Lazarus or some other people who were raised from the dead in the Bible. They were raised from the dead, but one day they had to die and go back to corruption. But Jesus was raised from the dead nevermore to return to corruption but to live forevermore.

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