Summary: Death, what is it, and why do we fear it? We all are born in our time, and we all will die in our time. However, different religions have different viewpoints on death, but one thing we all agree upon is that death is inevitable.
Death, what is it, and why do we fear it? We all are born in our time, and we all will die in our time. However, different religions have different viewpoints on death, but one thing we all agree upon is that death is inevitable.
The Buddhist believes that when a person dies, he’ll be reborn again with a new life according to how he lived. The Hinduist believes death is a natural process where the soul somehow leaves the body and travels to another world to return someday and continue its journey on earth. The Muslims believe that death is a spiritual journey to another dimension of existence. Christians believe that death is where the spirit leaves our earthly bodies and enters into heaven or eternal damnation.
But in all cases, there is a time to be born and a time to die. We will all someday die. AMEN
• It doesn’t matter how physically strong you are.
• It doesn’t matter how rich you are.
• It doesn’t matter how popular you are.
• It doesn’t matter how powerful you are.
Death is foreseeable for all of us. No one is exempt from death! Will you be ready.....
Ecclesiastes 12:7 states: “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
But there was one that death was not his final destiny. That one was Jesus Christ. But, Jesus was not just someone. He was God in the flesh.
As you remember, the baby Jesus would not have a human father. He would come to save us, and death would have to move over, for what God has declared, and no man could truly prevent.
Death would have to move over and let go, because the will of God was stronger than death. Death would have to bow down in the presence of the power of Jesus Christ. AMEN
My message today is...... Yes he Died, Yes he Arose!
A Long, long, long time ago, on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, there were some faithful women that believed in Christ and truly mourned his crucifixion. Just as we pay honor to our dead, these women were doing the same when they decided to take spices they had prepared, and traveled to the tomb of Jesus.
But when they got there, they discovered that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, and when they entered, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.
LUKE 24:1-3 states: "Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
Now, this in itself, caused a bit of curiosity for the women. But while they were wondering about why the stone was removed, and Jesus’ body was not there, two men suddenly stood beside them. Their clothes seem to flicker like flashes of light.
When they saw this, they were afraid, so they bowed down with their faces to the ground. But the men said something that would peak their curiosity even more. The men said: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!
Their eyes were probably very wide by now, but the men would go on to say: Remember what he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee. He told you “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men. He would be crucified. Then on the third day he would be raised again.”
The words told to them became clear as they visualized the empty tomb.
LUKE 24:4-8 states: "And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words.
Today we celebrate Easter, a celebration of Christ, the one that died for us, yet rose to continue his God given mission!
So, today we’re gonna try to talk about the tales, and beliefs, the stories and the truths. Did he or, Did he not!
So, let’s first talk about the resurrection.
There’s one thing that separates Jesus from all of the other religious leaders of the world like Mohamad, Buddha, and Confucius, just to name a few. What separates Jesus from them is the fact that, death couldn’t hold Him. He arose for us. He arose for you and He arose for me too. Thank God!