Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17th: Leviticus 21-22; Matthew 28 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Leviticus 21-22; Matthew 28

In our NT passage today, Matthew tells of the discovery of Jesus' resurrection in such a way that makes it hard to discount its truth.

In NT times, women were not allowed to testify at legal trials.  If the disciples wanted to make up a story about Jesus' resurrection, there is no way they would have women be the first to discover His missing body.

The importance of the resurrection to the Christian faith cannot be overstated.

Jesus promised He would rise from the dead - and He did.  He keeps His promises.

He is the ruler of God's eternal kingdom and has the power to defeat death.

We can be certain of our own resurrection.  Death is not the end for us!

That same power is at work within every believer.  It was responsible for bringing our spiritually dead selves back to life, and gives us the ability to obey Him even as we continue to live in our sin-filled world.

Good news indeed!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Leviticus 23-24; Mark 1:1-22

1 comment:

Nathan Reimer said...

Matthew 28:12-15
And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

People have tried all kinds to make us not believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead to save us. Here we see proof that He did rise from the dead, and we know He is alive by the relationship we have with Him.