How The Gospel Fits Into God’s Plan – Part 8/Jesus Is Risen!

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Jesus had been crucified, leaving His followers devastated and heartbroken. Only a few remained at the foot of the cross, including the LORD’s mother and her sister, Mary Magdalene and John. Some may have watched from a distance while others had fled in fear. Their hoped-for Messiah, the Saviour and King was dead. Yes, Jesus really had died but three days later, just as He had prophesised, He was risen to life!

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Matthew 28: 1-10 new international version

When Jesus cried out His last words on the cross, “It is finished!”, He had paid the price for our salvation with His precious blood. Paying the debt of our sin was not the only reason Jesus died on the cross. Scripture tells us that the blood of Christ actually cleanses us, washing away our sins – literally changing us (1 John 1:7). Now we are reconciled to God and can come before him guilt free. No longer are we estranged from our Father and Creator and His invitation is open to everyone to enter His Kingdom, the Kingdom that Jesus taught about continually throughout His ministry on Earth. “Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him.” Luke 8:1 New International Version

What must we do to enter God’s Kingdom?

To be continued

Please follow these links to read Part 7, Part 6, Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1

2 thoughts on “How The Gospel Fits Into God’s Plan – Part 8/Jesus Is Risen!

  1. Hi Lesley! Yes, to answer your question, we believe that JESUS CHRIST is our GOD and Savior, and He is the only way to GOD the FATHER. We lived for His promises and follow His teachings to love GOD and neighbor. And surrender everything to Him alone, in faith and love. GOD bless you and your family!

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