Easter 2017 - South Jordan
VALIDATE: to prove accuracy or truth
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
KEY TRUTH #1: The resurrection validated what Jesus claimed about HIMSELF.
A BIG QUESTION: WHO am I?
A BIGGER QUESTION: WHOSE, am I?
KEY TRUTH #2: The resurrection validated what Jesus claimed about HIS FOLLOWERS.
Galatians 3:26-29 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
KEY TRUTH #3: The resurrection validates our new identity and voids our SLAVERY.
Galatians 4:4-7 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards. -J.R.R. Tolkien
THE BOTTOM LINE: He took what we DESERVE so that we can have what he DESERVES.