The Reality of Jesus – Resurrection!

Luke 24:36-40

 

            We are told by historians and those who have tested all this that there is more proof of Jesus

having lived on earth than there is that Julius Caesar existed. I don’t really need to know all that

because my affirmation of all of this came the day that I accepted Jesus Christ by faith as my Savior. All things became new for my young mind and from then on, God led me along the hills, valleys, streams, storms, and fulfillments just as He said. That is enough for me.  Even as growing up caused me to experience bumps, questions, and choices, Jesus was always there. When I lay in a CCU bed after heart surgery, He was there and left me an indelible promise in Psalm 138:8: “The Lord will accomplish what concerns me” NASB.

            When it dawned on me years later as to what I had done (conversion) it hit me that a commitment was made between me and Jesus that will continue until He has decided it is time to call me home. No looking back; no fear as to life or death; nothing to the right and nothing to left – just Jesus alone.  How do I know this is true? Well, glad you asked! He gave me Joshua in the Old Testament as proof! But the greatest evidence is found in the pages of the New Testament and in the giving of the seal of the Holy Spirit in my life! Nothing or nobody can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus my Lord—nothing!

            As I prepare for my final sermon on Easter after fifty-five years of ministry, my fear is how we have commonized (is that a word?) this wonderful event that has changed the world forever! Oh yes, the immaculate conception of Christ in Mary is certainly a miracle! The exclamation mark on that event is the Resurrection! No matter what instant communications, lies, viruses, or mortal concerns try to prevail—the fact is—JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE!

            You know what is even going to be greater?  JESUS IS COMING BACK FOR ME!

 

HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!!

 

Pastor Duane Vaughn

The Reality of Jesus – Resurrection!

Luke 24:36-40

            

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