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21st October 2022

Life-Changing Power


For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again,

that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.


Romans 14:9


With a frequency that is amazing, the Bible affirms the fact of the bodily resurrection of Christ. Perhaps the most direct of all its statements is Luke’s account in the book of Acts, where he reports, “To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). The resurrection of Christ from the dead, was the main preaching theme of the early Church. In the book of Acts alone there are 15 sermons, 1 by Stephen, 1 by James, 6 by Peter and 7 by Paul, and in every one of those sermons the resurrection of the Lord Jesus is mentioned. It saddens me, that the main emphasis in so much preaching today, is on living the Christian life, when it should always be on the life-changing power of the resurrection.


What are we going to do with these “many infallible proofs”? Someone asked a Christian colleague of mine how much she knew about God. She said, “I don’t know much, but what I do know has changed my life.” We may not be able to take all of this evidence into a scientific laboratory and prove it; but, if we accept any fact of history, we must accept the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.


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Acts 1:1-3.

Prayer

Great God of Wonder, All the arguments concerning Your existence are refuted, but I trust in the truth of Your Word. I thank You that the Bible is very clear that You Son the Lord Jesus rose from the dead. Lord, Jesus, as I feel Your presence each day. It causes my soul to rejoice knowing that You, my living Lord, are with me! Amen.


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