Alex Kremer 03-20-2022 //Living in Light of the Risen Lord; Part 1; Matthew 28:16-20
Most of us have lost loved ones. These losses often have a lasting impact upon our own lives. But suppose, for a moment, that one of those lost loved ones returned from the dead; what impact would that have on our lives.
The truth is, there is One who has died and rose again. Jesus suffered the death of the cross, but rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures. So the question really is, what impact does that have on our lives. How do we live knowing that Jesus has risen from the dead. Fortunately, God has given us the answer.
Sometime in the 40 days between His resurrection and His ascension into heaven, Jesus called His disciples together in Galilee, where, as our passage notes, His disciples worshiped Him. But it also notes that many had doubts; doubt in the midst of faith. But again, the Lord provides the comfort.
In what is often referred to as, "The Great Commission," Jesus comforts his disciples, and us, through four "All" Statements:
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you
And lo, I am with you always (literally, all the days), even to the end of the age.
Today's lesson looks at this first statement. Jesus is the authority in all areas of life. How does this truth comfort us, and how doe it impact how we live in light of the risen Lord?
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.