God's Abundance: Eternal Life (#917)

God’s Abundance: Eternal Life (#917)
Welcome to Resurrection Sunday.  How great it is that our whole society and large chunks of the world, including our country, seems to take a day off to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I think that is wonderful.  Its good stuff, even if there are people where their ony connection to Christianity in going to chuch on Chirstmas and Easter; we’ll thats something.  At least they a little bit of some version of the Word of God and they do remember the great accomplishments and sacrifice and ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  So we are going to continue our series we’ve been doing for a number of sessions on God’s abundance.  And today, the aspect of God’s abundance we’ll talk about is eternal life.  And you’ve got to realize, we have to admit, that in a lot of ways eternal life trumps every other type.  We’ve already talked about God being abundant and protecting His people, about providing for His people, and helping them in many ways, directing their paths.  These are great ways that God helps, but you have to realize eternal life is great.  I mean, lets talk financial abundance, its wonderful what God can do for you, but whatever He does for you isn’t going to last more than about a hundred years.  But what about the rest of eternity?  Well, that is where the eternal life comes in, where God takes care of us, so I think its the greatest aspect of God’s abundance you could possibly talk about is the eternal life we have and that all started with the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Yet even before Jesus Christ was on the Earth and carried our his ministry and was raised from the dead, you can read about eternal life in the book of Job, so lets start back there.  Job, Psalms, Proverbs…  Here in Job 19…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20170416.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Job 19:25-27:
19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
19:26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
19:27 Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me! (NASB)
Mat. 28:1-10        He is risen
Luke 24:1-8          Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Acts 1:22               A witness of his resurrection
Acts 4:1-4              Being grieved that they preached the resurrection
Acts 4:33               And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of
the Lord  Jesus and great grace was upon them all
Acts 17:16-21       He preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection
Acts 17:31-32      He hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from
the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked
I Thes 4:13-18     Wherefore comfort one another with these words
God’s Abundance: Eternal Life (#917)

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