Theme of the Week: Boxed In
Bible Verse: “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” Romans 8:11
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-39
There is one 100% guarantee about life: your life will eventually end. It’s a morbid thought, but the very real eventuality is that we all will experience death. It’s literally when our body ends up in a box. No analogy needed. A box, six feet under. Death is the great equalizer in life. It’s the one thing no one can avoid.
But death isn’t the end of the story. The resurrection of Jesus gives us the ability to live beyond our funeral. No one else in history has predicted their death and at the same time, predicted their resurrection from the dead. Not only did Jesus say it was going to happen, there were over 500 witnesses that saw the resurrected Jesus. It’s a verifiable, historical fact.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ ranks as history’s most revolutionary event. One cannot deny that He shook the world in His day. But His life just as dramatically has shaped the course of history in our time. The resurrection is the final proof that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be. Because of the resurrection, Jesus offers us help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Question: What does it mean for us to have the same Spirit in us that raised Jesus from the dead? Where is there death in your life, where God wants to bring life?
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