At a family get-together, a surgeon was watching the host carve a ham. The host asked, "How do you like my technique? I'd make a pretty good surgeon, don't you think?" The surgeon admired the neat and precise job, but then said, "It's one thing to take them apart, now let's see you put it back together again!"
Jesus does not stand in a line of peers among religious leaders. He not only had the power to lay down His life but also to take it up again (John 10:17-18). Jesus was raised from the dead: (1) To fulfill prophecy (John 2:19-21), (2) To conquer death (I Corinthians 15:54), (3) To defeat Satan (Hebrews 2:14), (4) To reign upon the throne as King (Acts 2:29-36).
After men had done the worst they could do in regards to Christ, the Father in heaven performed a wonder that would change forever our view of death and the grave. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ form the dead... "(I Peter 1:3).
I saw a drawing in which two Roman soldiers were standing by the tomb of Christ. The stone is rolled away and the tomb is empty. One soldier is looking very worried, but the other one is shrugging his shoulders and he says, "Don't worry about it. A hundred years from now, who will remember?" Well that was over two thousand years ago! Thank God, many do remember. How about you?
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