The Life-Intersecting Savior
January 8, 2012 3 Comments
If the Dome doesn’t affect the dorm, then what was the point? Passion is about spreading the name of Jesus among the nations. It’s a more than a conference; it’s a movement.
Main Text- Luke 7:11-18
Soon afterward he [Jesus] went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
Christ intersects with our lives at the right times and the right places. This widow had already lost her husband and now has lost her only son. In that society, she now has no male relatives to care for her and support her financially.
— Lawson Hembree (@LawsonHembree) January 3, 2012
Anything that gets between us and Jesus is leading us to spiritual death. The enemy’s plan for us is simple: he wants to bury you. He wants to make sure you are dead and buried in your sin. Jesus came to do one thing: glorify the name of His Father. It was Majesty stepping into the mess. As a prominent Jewish teacher, it would have been scandalous for Jesus to be anywhere near a dead person, much less touch them. Jesus wasn’t a typical Jewish teacher. He realized the importance of what He was doing.
The gospel at its heart is a resurrection from the dead. Jesus comes to us like he did the young man in Luke and says “Arise” or as Paul puts it in Ephesians 5:14: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” Christ did everything for us in salvation because we were dead and buried in our sin.
When Jesus shows up, the news spreads.
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