Because He Lives

Introduction: Do you have eternal life in Christ? Do you have that BLESSED ASSURANCE? How can we know for certain?

Several ways can be listed:

1. Job said! (Job 19:25) – “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.”

“Thru it all”…..Job learned to trust in Jesus! Have we?

2. John wrote! (John 11:25,26) – “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

Mary, Martha and Lazarus witnessed and believed the words of Jesus. Will we?

3. Jesus affirmed! (Rev 1:18) – “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

Jesus Christ is the One and Only! The devil is the only one who doesn’t have the keys to his own house!!

4. Thomas revealed! (John 20:28) – “Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”

He went from “doubting to shouting”! We have more to shout about than pout about!

5. Paul explain! (1Cor 15:3,4) – “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”

Jesus is alive!

Conclusion: The resurrection of the past shows Jesus died but arose from the grave conquering death, hell, sin, and the grave. But Jesus’ resurrection life in the present enables every believer to be empowered to flesh out the Christian life. And yet, Jesus Christ’s promise to return gives all who put their faith and trust in Him to have HOPE & ASSURANCE!

Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese