Life. That is why we celebrate Easter. It is the resurrection of Jesus that sets Him apart and draws us to Him, the fact that He rose from the grave and overcame death. We worship a risen Savior who has opened the door to us and promised to give us the same kind of life that He is now living.
Jesus Christ is alive
His ministry and time on Earth would mean nothing without the resurrection
That is why we worship Him and call Him Savior
We believe that He is alive today; seated at the right hand of God
The exact same Jesus who walked upon the Earth 2,000 years ago
That is what God wants for us
That we would believe in Jesus
So that when He returns we will be resurrected, too
Jesus said that he is going to prepare a place for us; Implies relationship
I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you
Do you see the use of personal pronouns here?
This is real, the is personal, this is family, this is life, this is our being
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Isn’t that what we believe? Jesus died and rose again
But that is not the end of the story
He is coming back…with those who died before us
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
I cannot help but think of relationships
Me to others; Me to Jesus
Leaving, coming back, meet, together again; relationship!
Shall ways be with…with…this is about relationship
Heaven is about life…not just an eternal worship service!
It is about being WITH Jesus and WITH those we love
The importance of eternal life and of continuing relationships has become so very evident to me over the past couple of weeks as I have attended three funerals.
The fact that we are given the opportunity to live forever and to be united with loved ones is amazing really. This is a promise given to us by the one who has already accomplished it. Jesus has risen from the grave and promised to do the same for us when we believe in Him.
Please do not let the significance of this pass you by. You, the individual, have the opportunity to receive eternal life. You have the chance to be reunited with loved ones and to experience the person and presence of God. You can not only live forever but be WITH loved ones forever by faith in Jesus.
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