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A week ago we celebrated Palm Sunday, the day when the crowds were hailing Jesus as King and shouting, “Hosanna!” But when He didn’t do what they thought He should do — when He didn’t meet their expectations — by Friday, they were yelling, “Crucify him!” Although they succeeded, He later rose from the dead. As a result, we now celebrate Easter — the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At one time, we were all dead in sin, headed for eternal damnation and separation from God. Because Jesus rose from the dead, however, we can have eternal life. This is the Good News. But many reject Him because He doesn’t measure up to their expectations of who they want God to be. As a consequence, they live according to how they feel, which is so deceptive and misleading. As Ravi Zacharias said, “Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.”
If we truly believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, we must choose to follow Him and live according to His Word. Jesus said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Therefore, to celebrate the Good News, purpose to live according to His Word, His will, His way.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 7:38 AM CDT
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