The Resurrection brings life; without it we are still dead
The physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus is one of the mostly fervently assaulted doctrines and beliefs of Christian Faith. Only the Creation story is attacked as strongly. Why is this so? That answer is simple; if there is no resurrection, there is no true Christian faith. If we serve a dead Savior, then we serve nothing. The resurrection of Jesus was a history changing event and it is a life changing one as well.
Contrary to what the doubters try to tell you friends, the resurrection of Jesus is one of the most well documented events in the first century. Here Paul makes an astounding claim. Not only did more than 500 people see the resurrected Jesus, but most of them were still around at the time Paul wrote this letter to the church at Corinth! In effect, Paul was issuing a challenge to the scoffers here: “Hey, if you don’t believe me go ask them; they saw it too!” To my knowledge, no one came forth to challenge Paul’s assertion.
A defense of the Resurrection is not really the point here today. Friends the point today is that the Resurrection of Jesus is one of the greatest encouragements we have in our walks of faith. Because Jesus died, we have also died to sin and our old selves. Because Jesus lives, we also live free from the penalty of our sin and in our new selves. Finally, because Jesus will live into all eternity in glory, so will we!
It’s time for a the latest Bible verse collection from Heather. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!
Come all who are weary:
- Matthew 11:28-30 NASB
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is [b]easy and My burden is light.”
Come you who are thirsty:
- Isaiah 55:1 NASB
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.”
- John 7:37-39 NASB
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “[a]If anyone is thirsty, [et him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From [c]his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
- Revelation 22:17 NASB
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost……….Read the rest of the Post here: Bible Verses about the Ways God Invites Us
God wants you to make time for Him, and for yourself.
There are probably some reading this that know a little bit about “burning the candle at both ends.” Many of us live lives of constant busyness with little or no concept of down time or rest factored in. Friends, this is not God’s plan at all, and the way we miss out on this is so sad.
Even today the idea of Sabbath gets wrapped up in a lot of legalistic and ritual baggage that destroys the reason God created a day of rest for His creation; in the beginning He showed us that to work six days and rest on one is honorable and pleasing to God. God certainly does not need rest; he is omnipotent! God rested as an example for us to follow.
Unfortunately, the Pharisees in the days of Jesus had really messed up the entire concept of a Sabbath rest, and made it about following their rules and meeting man made expectations. Among many Christians even today, the Lord’s Day is about what can be done and what cannot be done. As He did on so many things, Jesus told us the way on this as well, telling us “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” Mark 2:27.
Friends a day of rest, worship, service and fellowship is not a burden or an obligation. It is a wonderful gift from God, and The Father and the Son both showed us this by example. Will we follow it?
Interesting thoughts here from Tom. If we would not say it or do it around kids, why would we say it or do it around each other? Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.
I recall one time many years ago where my dad yelled out of our car window to some teenagers, “Cut out that damn language”! And they did.
But, what all of this brings to mind is: exactly what is Adult language?
I’m not sure, but I think it means language that should NOT be performed around a kid. The same would also be true concerning ‘Adult’ entertainment…….Read the rest of the post here:More on ‘Adult’ Conversation