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December 20th, 2015

Our God Raises the Dead

“Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?” Acts 26:8 (ESV)

The Resurrection of Christ is the most important event in all of human history, in that it secures our hope in a restored future. Jesus’ rising from the dead clearly displays for us the possibilities for all of creation, which will likewise pass away and be made new as Christ Himself was made new. There will be a new heaven; there will be a new earth. There will be a new Jerusalem, and we all, who are in Christ, will be made new, joining together with all of creation in its redeemed form to eternally worship our merciful and gracious God.

If there is no resurrection, then none of this is possible, as Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 15. The resurrection is the foretaste of that which is to come. Certainly, such an event is possible. Some would say that it is not, and therefore dismiss Christianity as a whole, seeing its linchpin teaching as unreasonable. But given our belief about God, that He is the greatest possible being and the initiator of creation, then certainly it is within His power to breathe life back into that which is dead. Is a resurrection really that hard to accept, if God is Who He says He is in Scripture?

Do not shrink away from the teaching of Christ’s resurrection, fellow Christian. Despite what modern conceptions may say, we cannot afford to give way on this subject, for in it rests our entire system of belief. There is no demythologizing that which is central to our belief. God is omnipotent and our Creator. He is certainly able to raise the dead, and by raising Christ, He has secured for us an everlasting hope.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Acts, Omnipotence, Resurrection.
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December 20th, 2012

Our God Raises the Dead!

“Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?” Acts 26:8 (ESV)

The Resurrection of Christ is the most important event in all of human history, in that it secures our hope in a restored future. Jesus’ rising from the dead clearly displays for us the possibilities for all of creation, which will likewise pass away and be made new as Christ Himself was made new. There will be a new heaven; there will be a new earth. There will be a new Jerusalem, and we all, who are in Christ, will be made new, joining together with all of creation in its redeemed form to eternally worship our merciful and gracious God.

If there is no resurrection, then none of this is possible, as Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 15. The resurrection is the foretaste of that which is to come. Certainly, such an event is possible. Some would say that it is not, and therefore dismiss Christianity as a whole, seeing its linchpin teaching as unreasonable. But given our belief about God, that He is the greatest possible being and the initiator of creation, then certainly it is within His power to breathe life back into that which is dead. Is a resurrection really that hard to accept, if God is Who He says He is in Scripture?

Do not shrink away from the teaching of Christ’s resurrection, fellow Christian. Despite what modern conceptions may say, we cannot afford to give way on this subject, for in it rests our entire system of belief. There is no demythologizing that which is central to our belief. God is omnipotent and our Creator. He is certainly able to raise the dead, and by raising Christ, He has secured for us an everlasting hope.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 347:  Acts 24-26)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Acts, Omnipotence, Resurrection.
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January 18th, 2008

Omnipotence

“I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.” Psalms 63:2 (NIV)

God is all-powerful. There is nothing God cannot do. Someone once asked me, “Can God make a rock so large that even He cannot lift it?” My response is that God would not make a rock that He could not lift because that would go against God’s nature and character. Weigh this reality, God is omnipotent. There is nothing God cannot handle. There is nothing God cannot solve. There is nothing God cannot remedy.

  • “You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalms 77:14 (NIV)
  • “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)
  • “‘Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.’” Luke 1:36-37 (NIV)

What giant are you facing? Do you believe that God is more powerful than your giant? Moses placed his trust in the power of God as he stood between the approaching Egyptian Army and the Red Sea. David placed his trust in God’s power as he stood before the towering giant, Goliath. Daniel rested in God’s power as he read between the lions. You can trust in God’s power to sustain you in seasons of uncertainty and deliver through seasons of adversity.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, January 18th, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Attribute of God, Character of God, Gad's Nature, Omnipotence.
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