Hello everybody! Happy Easter! He is risen!
I just got back from church and the sermon was awesome as usual. My family attends the Crossbrand Cowboy Church
Anyway, Pastor Mike delivered a sermon on Luke 24 and from the scriptures we were able to take four nuggets of truth.
Jesus is the ultimate answer. – We are all willing to ask Jesus to be out personal financial advisor, or physician. Our prayers are full of please heal me, help my finances, get rid of my boss, whatever. The thing is we should be asking Him to change our hearts. When our hearts have been changed and focused on following Him, everything else falls into place.
We have all been told – We all know that He has risen. Like the two men on the road to Emmaus, our eyes are closed to Him. Usually because of what our expectations of Him. Essentially we try to mold Him into what we need. When Jesus died, everyone was expecting Him to be their political activist. They expected Him to overthrow the ruling powers and take the throne of Jerusalem. They couldn’t see the bigger picture because of their expectations. We need to start seeing Him for who He is, not who we want Him to be.
Jesus wants a relationship – Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with you. Notice that when He came back He didn’t run to the nearest temple. He went to where the people were. He met the two men on a dusty road. Stewing in the darkest depths of their misery, disappointment, and misery. Then he spoke the Words of Life to them. And what happened? Their hearts burned inside of them. Jesus spoke the scriptures to them and their souls were stirred. They wanted more.
You have to tell someone. – You have to tell someone about your experience. Tell your story. Tell how Jesus met you on a dusty road and spoke the words of Life that made your heart burn and want more. Let someone know what he has done for you. More people are saved by personal witness, not preaching. People want to know what Christ did for you, because deep in their hearts they want Christ to do for them too.
This Easter remember that it’s not about strange candy-filled-egg-laying bunnies. It’s paying homage to a time of incredible sadness and incredible joy. A time of celebration, because in death we have been given life.
Thanks for following my blog. Have a blessed Easter!