From the Ashes to Resurrection

 

Luke 24
Pastor Chris Annas ------ 4/4/21

 

  1. The tomb was and is ______________ (Luke 24:1-6)

1 Corinthians 15:13-14 

13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

 

  1. Hearts ___________ (Luke 24:13-17   Luke 24:29-31)

Luke 24:32-33 

32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together

 

  1. All the _________________

Luke 24:44-45:  44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms. 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

2 Corinthians 1:20:  For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

 

Promises of Christ:

  • Redemption from sin -     Peace and Rest

-     Reconciliation with God the Father                      -     Healing / wholeness

-     No more tears, pain, and sickness                        -     An eternal home

-    Constant presence                                                 -     Friendship

-    Life from death

 

  1. ___________ from death

The Story of Job (Job 38-42)

Job 40:4-5: “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
I spoke once, but I have no answer—twice, but I will say no more.”

 

Job 42:2-6: “I know that you can do all things;    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’  Surely I spoke of things I did not understand things too wonderful for me to know. “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;  I will question you, and you shall answer me.’  My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself  and repent in dust and ashes.”

  • Job says, “I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes”
  • God gave Job abundant life, and raised him from the ashes of destruction

 

Conclusion

  • Jesus is the source, the promise, the way, the truth, and the life
  • Commit your life to Him today
  • Rise up, dust off the ashes, and take a step of faith towards the Savior of all mankind.