Just a few days ago we celebrated the most meaningful day on the Christian calendar -- not only on the Christian calendar but also in our lives. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, assuring us that He has opened the doors to all who believe.
Romans 6:5 says, If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. If we have been united with Christ while we are here on earth we will be reunited with Him in His resurrection.
How do we become united with Christ? In our church bulletin in our prayers we have been praying this, Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. After His resurrection He met with His disciples in Galilee and gave them the Great Commission, Matt 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Do you see a pattern? First, confess Jesus as Lord and Savior and tell others. Second, the Great Commission tells us to go and make disciples. That brings us back to where we started; if we have a death like His we will have a resurrection like His. Are you ready to confess to others that “Jesus is Lord?” Are you ready to spread the Gospel? If so, you can have a resurrection like Jesus had.
Prayer: Lord as we go through life let us be bolder in our witness to those that do not know you. Let us tell others of your love that you showed by dying on the cross for us. Let us be your disciples going to all nations, spreading your Gospel and your love so we may have a resurrection like yours, that we may be in paradise with you. Amen.
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