Read: John 21:14-17
Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised
from the dead. —John 21:14
Bible in a year:
Ezekiel 1-2; Hebrews 11:1-19
Truth is truth even if it doesn’t seem to affect our lives
directly. But the truth that God gives us in the Bible not only opens heaven’s
door for us, it also changes our lives.
Ron Sider, a leading evangelical advocate for the poor,
tells about a conversation he had with German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg.
As they were discussing the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, the
theologian emphatically declared, “The evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is so
strong that nobody would question it except for two things: It is a very
unusual event, and second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the
way you live.”
That’s a challenging statement. If we really believe Jesus
rose again, that belief mandates a change of life. Peter’s life was turned upside-down
after he saw the resurrected Christ. Once an impetuous fisherman-disciple who
denied even knowing Christ after His arrest, he became a bold witness for Him
(John 18:17,25,27; Acts 2:14-36).
Has belief in Jesus’ resurrection changed your life? Are
your goals and priorities different than they were? Are you kinder, more
patient, more forgiving? Ask God what He wants to do in you, and then cooperate
with Him in that change.
We want to do great things, O Lord,
To glorify Your name;
When You transform us by Your power,
We’ll never be the same.
The power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead is the
same power at work in you.
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— by Vernon
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