It is possible we have heard too many sermons on the Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross;
but certainly too little on His Sayings after the Resurrection.
There is no resurrection without crucifixion, but "if when we were enemies
we wereRECONCILED to God through the death of His Son, much more,
having been reconciled, we shall beSAVED by His life" (Rom 5:10).
Each of the Sayings of Christ after resurrection
explains one blessed aspect of our new life with Christ.
1. The Heaven Life
John 20:17, "I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God."
2. The Word Life
Luke 24:27, "Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them
in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."
3. The Faith Life
John 20:29, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
4. The Love Life
John 21:15-17, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?...
Feed My lambs... Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me? ...
Tend My sheep... Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?...
Feed My sheep."
5. The Power Life
John 20:22; Acts 1:8, "Receive the Holy Spirit ... You shall receive power
when the Holy Spirit has come on you."
6. The Witness Life
Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature...
You shall be witnesses to Me... to the end of the earth."
7. The Companionship Life
Matthew 28:20, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Meditation and memorisation of these glorious words of the Resurrected Lord helps our confession for a positive life and victory. "The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart, that is theWORD OF FAITH which we preach: that if you CONFESS with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Rom 10:8,9).
"If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is vain and your faith is also vain.
And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins"
(1 Cor 15:14,17)