Daily Bible Verses for 3/17/2016

Passion of Christ: Go Tell Others About Jesus – (Mark 16:1-8) 

Bible Verse
And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples-and Peter-that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

Reading Notes
The resurrection of Christ is part of the foundation upon which we walk as Christians. It is the rock of our confidence, and moreover, it’s the bedrock of our Christian faith. The resurrection is the confirmation of who Jesus is and what He did for us. The resurrection confirms for us that Jesus is who He claimed to be, that is, very God! The resurrection also confirms for us that Jesus had the power to lay down His life for us, and pick it up again. And more importantly, it confirms for us that Jesus’ sacrifice for us has the power to bring about the forgiveness of sins. The resurrection verifies that through Jesus we too will have a resurrection body and live with Him forever. The resurrection changes everything about Jesus, our faith, who we are and the world around us. The resurrection of Jesus changes our hearts and fills us with the joy of salvation. The resurrection of Jesus, makes us bold and helps to instill in us a love for the lost which in turn gives us boldness to tell others of Christ. In short the death and resurrection of Jesus, is that one moment in time, the one point in human history, where all sin was defeated and we a fallen humanity, can now be redeemed back to a holy God.

And this is why our salvation brings with it a new spirit which is alive to God and the things of God. The supernatural joy and peace which fills our hearts after salvation is one of the many gifts of our redemption. Moreover, the desire to share this with others is the natural response to the power of the Cross. This is the God given desire placed on each child of God, which is to spread the news of Jesus. To go and tell others about who He is and what He has done for us. We were dead in our trespasses and sins, we were without hope in this world and lost to a life of darkness. Then He called us to Himself and brought us out of darkness. Our hearts, which were dead in our trespass and sins, were resurrected into a new life through the touch of God. Many times we will ask and seek God’s will for our lives. We can forget that the first calling of each and every believer is to proclaim the Good News to the lost, why? Because God’s will first and foremost is that all people would spend eternity with Him! Therefore, the salvation of souls, is our first and foremost calling, this is the number one priority of all believers, before any other calling. Second, is to take the time, talents and resources God has given us and use those to provide for our families, help those in need and spread the Gospel of Christ to those who are lost and perishing.