GOD WON–JESUS LIVES, DEATH’S DEFEATED, GOD’S WORD’S TRUE & THE HOLDING POWER OF THE DEVIL DESTROYED
SEVEN WONDERFUL WORDS OF HOPE AND LIFE: Jesus lives. The Tomb is empty. Death is defeated. The Grave is opened. God is in control. His Word is true. The Devil is destroyed. Death, Hell, and the Grave are rendered powerless by Christ’s Resurrection. God won.
When Jesus rose the disciples were able to talk with Him, learn from Him, and get established by Him. But how did He do all that? Jesus reminded them of all that He had spoken to them. You could say He took them back to His Words.
Open with me to Luke 24.44
Luke 24:44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
After the Resurrection Jesus took His own back to what He had said before His Death. He opened their understanding to those words. That is what we are going to look at this Celebration Sunday. Only instead of looking at all His words, we will just look at His Last Words of Hope and Life.
The Last Words of Jesus – there are seven last words of Jesus. Seven times He spoke to us from the Cross. Last words are always treasures, but Christ’s last words are beyond measure.
Before Jesus died, He wanted to say these things. From the dying lips of Jesus, from His raging thirst dried mouth, in spite of excruciating pain, horrors of sin and death and hell – He speaks. Let us listen!