Thursday, April 09, 2015

His Death, His Life

On Good Friday we remembered and participated in the death of Jesus. We remembered that He died because we are sinners. Our sins, past, present and future, contributed to His death. He died to set us free from the power of sin. He took our sins upon Himself because we could not pay for our own sins. And so, in His death, our sins are taken from us and placed upon Him. The penalty and power of sin are crushed. The price is paid in the dead Jesus.

         But thanks be to God that the story does not end there. Today, on Easter Sunday, we remember the life of Jesus and we participate in His life. Death could not hold Him and He rose from the grave in victory. And we are participants in this victorious life also. We are raised up with Jesus, victors over sin and death. We still sin and we will die but sin and death will be put to death and we will walk with Jesus forever in eternal life. What great hope we have in the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ! We died with Him, we live with Him. Though He died, He lives. Though we die, yet shall we live. Glory to the Father, in Jesus Christ, His Son. Amen.

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