Date: April 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 1:18 |

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of His
mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on His gospel.”
- E.M. Bounds
  • The helplessness of Man’s Condition - “I fell at His feet as dead”
    • Man at his best is flawed
      • Psalm 51:3
      • Ecclesiastes 7:20
    • Man at his worst is frightening
      • Genesis 6:3
  • The Help Offered by Our Savior - “He laid His right hand upon me.”
    • He offers His strength to do the impossible - "his right hand"
    • He offers His eternality as evidence of superiority - "first and the last"
    • He offers His power to bring assurance - "alive forevermore"
  • The hope given by our Savior’s resurrection “I have the key of hell and of death.”
    • A living God can save you.
    • A living God can hear
    • A living God can rule and rein
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in
books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”
- Martin Luther