Death is Overcome


"The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men who will put Him to death; three days after His death, He will rise" (Mark 9:31).

I would like us to go back in time a couple of thousand years. Jesus has come among us. He has opened for us a new way of life. When we are in His presence, we feel as though we are in the presence of God. We have seen the power of God working through Him. We have left our families. We have left our work. We have left everything to follow Him. We are looking forward to the initiation of the Kingdom of God that He is talking about. And then, suddenly, He warns us about his impending death. And we are shocked beyond words. We are plunged into the depths of despair. Everyone knows that the Messiah is to triumph and not to die a criminal’s death. And then He is executed, as He said He would be. It was a very real death.

Then comes the dawn of the first Easter. First, we find an empty tomb which creates excitement but also…

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