Delivered Up to Die and Raised Up to Life
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2016, Max D. Hutto,
“This Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.” Acts 2:23-24 NASB
According to God’s plan and will, this Man, Jesus the Son of God, was executed, nailed to a cross. Peter laid the responsibility for this death on all people, the Jews and the Gentiles. Ultimately all people, including you and me, are responsible, for it was all our sins that caused Jesus to lay down His life as the sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins. But that is not the end of the story, for it was impossible for the grave to hold Him, for God raised Jesus from the dead! Jesus’ resurrection broke the power of sin and death! The cross and the grave are now empty, for Jesus lives!
Lord Jesus, I am awestruck and amazed at what You did for me and for all who believe. Help me to celebrate this great event by sharing this good news with others.
March 25, 2016
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