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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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April 22, 2011 - Resurrection Truth

By Gary Rogers

One of the most outrageous claims ever made was proclaimed by Jesus. He said He would die and on the third day rise from the dead. This rising from the dead meant that He would do something no one else ever did. His claim declared that three days after the end of His life the hold of death would be released, and He would break free to live again.

Many other challenges have been overcome by people — sickness, injury, disappointment, failure and tragic loss have each been overcome by others. But no one had ever by their own power overcome death. What an outrageous claim!

If Jesus could come back from the dead, then all His other claims would have validation. He would be identified as the Son of God. He could be seen as the Bread of Life. He could be called the Resurrection and the Life. He would have every right to be referred to as the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus could be credited with a power like no one else.

If He had power like that, then He must be the answer I need in my life. If Jesus could conquer mankind’s greatest enemy, death, then Jesus can give victory over any life problem I face.

In Luke 24:52 the followers of Jesus who verified His resurrection worshipped Him and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Once they saw for themselves that Jesus accomplished what He said He would, they worshipped Him for who He claimed to be. The Resurrection brought worship because Jesus was recognized as God victorious. Joy accompanied the worship because knowing God personally gives an overwhelming assurance that everything will be OK.

Jesus did rise from the dead. In His victory over death, Jesus announces to you that He is your source of life. He can give victory in any problem. He can give peace in any storm. He can give hope in any darkness.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.



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