Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Were Necessary!

Apr 24, 2011
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Pre-Service Devotion: 

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First Reading: 

Job 19:23-27

In one of the Old Testament’s most beautiful prophecies, Job recognized that the Promised Christ, his Redeemer, would arise from the dead and live so that all who die might one day also live to see Him and abide with Him!

Second Reading: 

Luke 24:13-43

The two men on the way to Emmaus failed to understand the true nature of Christ and His kingdom.  He and it did not seem to conform to their expectations.  Christ’s resurrection, as foretold in the Scriptures, clarified everything for them, as it does for us!
Jesus appeared to His disciples that first Easter evening to assure them that He was alive.  He had them touch Him.  He ate food in front of them.  Our faith rests not upon a phantom spirit, but rather upon a risen Lord and Savior—the Son of the living God!