Week 4, Day 1
Week 4, Day 1
January 24, 2022
Scripture Mark 16
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. (Mark 16:6)
He is risen.
Please consider with me the power and importance of the resurrection of Jesus. We are obviously aware that Jesus rose from the dead, but sometimes I think we forget its importance.
Jesus is greater than death.
The implication of this is that Jesus is greater than death for all of us. Taking on the sins of all creation, he is in a position to offer life to all of creation.
The power of evil, darkness, sin and death is all conquered through the victory of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The rest of the New Testament will be making sense of this new reality. The book of Acts, in part, will be about sharing this incredible news of the resurrection of Jesus, as well as forming a community around it. The message shared with be about the resurrected Lord, and forming our lives around the new reality of King Jesus, resurrected and ascended.
As we look forward to reading the book of Acts, we should be considering today, how is my life shaped by the reality that Jesus is greater than sin and death? How do I live in light of the resurrection? What priorities have changed in my life because of this truth?
With these questions and more, we are ready for the day. We are set to face the fears, challenges and discouragements of life with the greatest of hope. Jesus is Risen!
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Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.