Jesus died on Friday. Death died on Sunday.
“‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
Jesus is absolutely victorious over sin and death, but he gives us the same victory over this formidable duo! Sin is no longer our master. Death no longer has a hold on us. We, too, are victorious over sin and death because of the death and resurrection of Jesus!
POwer to say no
We possess the power to say “no” to any temptation of the flesh. We are no longer slaves to the nature inherited from Adam. All who are in Christ, and I hope this includes you, is a new creation and, therefore, have been set free from all entailed in the old nature.
Death is no longer a final enemy to battle against. Death, for the follower of Christ, is the doorway from this life into the next. Death may conclude our earthly experience but in death we begin our face-to-face relationship with the victorious Jesus.
It’s for Everyone Everywhere
Jesus has tasked us with a mission; to share this glorious news of his death and resurrection with all people. We begin in our own homes. We continue throughout our circle of influence. We don’t stop until the gospel has been shared with all people everywhere.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to know the Savior we have trusted our lives with. All deserve to know about his love. We must share the news of his victory over sin and death.
I look forward to dealing with this more deeply this Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30.