What the early Christians said in greeting one another: One would say, “He is risen!” The other would say, “He is risen, indeed!” Why “indeed?” We KNOW — absolutely!
[SW086] 03/31/2013 message notes by Rev. Susan J. Wynn ©2013
“He Is Risen, Indeed!”
My notes are brief . . . please view the video at http://vimeo.com/myfathersplace
What the early Christians said in greeting one another:
One would say, “He is risen!”
The other would say, “He is risen, indeed!”
We KNOW — absolutely!
He is in us!
We are filled with His Spirit!
He is risen IN US!
Christ IN us, the HOPE of glory (Colossians 1:27).
Not just a “maybe someday” hope,
but an expectation,
a knowledge that His glory has filled us,
and that we will see His glory,
just like He prayed in John 17:24!
It is not just belief,
or just a mental assent,
but an experience–
daily, 24/7 communion with Father, Son and Spirit!
John 20:29 Jesus to Thomas: “Blessed are they who do not see and yet believed.”
Why are we blessed if we have not seen Him?
Because He is in us!
He is a 24/7 experience!
We have a continuous conversation,
one that will continue through all eternity!
He is risen, INDEED!
CAN YOU SAY THIS, O CHRISTIAN?
1 Peter 1:8 We did not see Him
We LOVE Him
We do not now see Him
with joy unspeakable and full of glory!
2 Peter 1:4 His precious and magnificent promises! Partakers of the divine nature!
We live this truth!
He is RISEN indeed!
We have escaped the corruption
that is in this world by lust.
We no longer lust for anything.
John 14:21 He has revealed Himself to us!
Because we have obeyed Him out of love for Him
He loves us and He discloses,
He shows Himself to us.
HAS HE APPEARED TO YOU?
John 14:23 He and His Father take up permanent residence in us.
HAVE THEY, IN YOU?
On that Resurrection Sunday: Luke 24:36-49
–Spoken to His disciples who had followed him for three years.
40 days later: Acts 1:8
10 days after that: Acts 2
–Resurrection power IN them. Not just witnesses OF, but the Witness is WITHIN!
2 Timothy 1:12 Paul: “I KNOW (present tense, intimate knowledge)
whom I have believed,
He IS (present tense) able . . .
Paul’s prayer for the church at Ephesus and my prayer for the church: