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Msg #2114 Easter's Power
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:... not having mine own righteousness,... but that which is through the faith of Christ,... That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,...” (Phil 3:8-10). I have a close friend who is “enamored” by the incarnation of Christ, but the Bible calls us to no “unreasoning fondness”, only to well reasoned comprehensions. This Easter time we celebrate the power of his resurrection.
Allow me latitude to call this “un-incarnation.” The Son of God became finite, became flesh and dwelt among us, … became the Son of man. But in the resurrection the Son of man, in a victory over death, was quickened and became infinite again. He was glorified with the glory which he had with God before the world was. (John 17:5). That is profound... but what is profounder (if that were made a word) is that the “power of his resurrection” is the power of God in the gospel, i.e. in salvation! The gospel by which ye are saved is that “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures...” (1Cor 15:1-3). Ergo, the power of his resurrection is the thing we ought to strive to know... that is the gospel we are to preach. The Apostle Paul said it, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;...” (Rom 1:16)
Use the POWER; preach the Gospel. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1Cor 1:18) Happy Easter.
An Essay for week #14 - Apr 4, 2021
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