Resurrection Sunday 2006

Resurrection Sunday 2006

Next time you want to say "I love you" to someone, tell them about Jesus. Tell them what Jesus did for them. There is no greater expression of love than to let someone know that there is a God in heaven that desires for them to meet Him.There have been a lot of very important events that have happened within our history of this world, but there has never been a more important event. This, in my mind, is the most significant event that ever happened in all of history. It is important that Jesus was born, and it was important that Jesus died, but you know what? Men have been born, and men have died, and as important as those men are, none of them overcame death and rose from the dead in order to bring life to everybody else. Jesus did. There is nothing that I can think of that is more important…

You and I, according to God’s Word, are now new creations. As we receive Jesus in, we are made new because of what He did on the cross…

Taking communion is not going to save you. Let me tell you something. If you’ve been coming to church and taking communion your whole life thinking that somehow that has saved you, that has not saved you. The knowledge of Jesus does not save you. John tells us in John chapter one, “To all those who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” This is only a picture of why we receive Him. This is a celebration of why we receive Him. This is His way of saying, I am doing something for you and all I’m asking of you is that you received Me. And so we do this to symbolize our desire to receive Him…

I’ve heard it said that what Jesus did for us was His love letter to us. A card to us to say I love you… Understand something: Jesus loves you, and He gave us this so that we could celebrate that, so that we can know together what He did for us and the extent of His love. Next time you want to say “I love you” to someone, tell them about Jesus. Tell them what Jesus did for them. There is no greater expression of love than to let someone know that there is a God in heaven that desires for them to meet Him.

Dave Elkins