Thursday, January 24, 2008


A hallmark component of being a Christ Follower can often be overshadowed by the cross. The redemptive work of Christ on the cross is beyond importance, however the event that happened three days later is equally, dare I say possibly more important than the cross. If the resurrection does not happen, Jesus is just another religious fanatic or possibly worse. When the resurrection happens, Jesus is truly seen as the Messiah. The resurrection conquers death.

The interesting thing about resurrection, for it to take place something or someone must die. In Jesus case he intentionally chose to die, that we might have life. If we are going to experience resurrection in our lives, in our families, in our churches, in our journey with God, we must choose to die. We must give up what we perceive we have a right to. This is no small or easy task, but without death there cannot be resurrection.

I am not talking about the physical death of a person, I don't mean the death of the church, what needs to die is our unholy ambition. What needs to die is our willfulness. I am flooded with scriptures that tells us what the Lord requires of us, and the condition of our hearts. At the core of all these scriptures is us as humans, submitting a broken, God fearing, and repenting heart.

Maybe you are looking for resurrection. Are you willing to die to all things human, and submit to all that God requires.

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