By Matt Dawson
As we approach Easter Sunday, I’m excited about gathering together as a part of the local body of Christ at Journey Church.
This Easter, we made the decision to not tie the service into any other message series. It’s a stand along message that I’ve been working on for the last several months with excitement and anticipation of what God will do in our church.
For those that read this blog, you get the inside scoop on what we will be talking about and how you can be praying this weekend before we gather together.
The title for the day is “RAISED TO LIFE.” The scripture we’re centering on is from John 11:25-26 when Jesus said these words
“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.”
Jesus never misspoke. He was very specific to use these words to not only describe what He was capable of (outside of Lazarus’s tomb) but that HE IS RESURRECTION AND LIFE! That’s who Jesus is!
That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead now lives in us! (Romans 8:11) There is nothing we will face in this life…even death, that Jesus does not have the power in us to overcome. No marriage problems, no addictions, no depression, no layoffs, no cancer, no rejection, no betrayal, no financial hardship, and no family crisis that JESUS CANNOT RAISE TO LIFE!
This weekend, we will celebrate the RESURRECTION of Jesus – not just the EVENT that marks the calendar, but the Son of Man who is actively at work in our lives today resurrecting what is dead and giving as a NEW LIFE IN HIM.
Pray with me as we approach Sunday together for those that God has coming to Journey. That we would HUMBLY point everyone that comes to ABSOLUTE HOPE and that they would experience the RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE OF JESUS who loves them!