Sun, 8 April 2012
April 8, 2012
Synopsis: Happy Easter! Jesus is the Resurrected Lord. There is none other like Him. The resurrection of the dead begins with Him and is possible only through Him. What does it mean? For many, it means nothing, but to believers it means everything.
Mark 16:1-8 tells of the women’s discovery. Other Gospels reveal additional details, but none had the answer to the meaning of the empty tomb. Only later would it be revealed to them that Jesus was and is The Resurrected Lord. In 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 the Apostle Paul affirmed it as the bedrock of the Christian faith.
There are some interesting insights that come to the reading the book of Hebrews in the New Testament in the context of Easter. For example, there is a clear difference when you compare the Resurrected Lord to angels. Jesus is not just a messenger, He is the message. When compared to Moses Jesus is not just a servant, He is the son. When compared to the heroes of faith as listed in Hebrews 11 it is apparent that the Resurrected Lord is not just a hero of the faith, He is the faith. Jesus is the Resurrected Lord, the “something better” that God had planned.
Scripture Text (NLT): Mark 16:1-8; Acts 4:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 2:9-10, 14-15, 16-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 5:6-10; 7:18-19, 23-28; 8:1-2; 9:11-12, 27-18; 10:19-25; 11:39-40
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 5:8-9
Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1916 Overlook Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Sharing Hope, Meeting Need, Through Word, Gift and Deed
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