15 July 2020 – Acts 2:24 (NIV)

15 July 2020 – Acts 2:24 (NIV)

Scripture

24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Reflection

Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection had happened a few weeks before. Many who saw Jesus resurrected were present when Peter made this proclamation.

To announce Jesus’ resurrection as a miracle, performed by God Himself, is recognizing that it was not a scheme of men, but that Jesus was truly who He said He was. He accomplished His purpose. It didn’t end in death itself; it started with his resurrection life. Divine justice was satisfied and what Jesus conquered then is for all of us, through Him. The forgiveness of our sins.

“It was impossible for death to keep its hold on him”.

I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E!

Jesus had to accomplish His purpose, living out the fulfillment of the prophecies about Him, and it wouldn’t be complete without His resurrection.

Knowing that past prophecies about Jesus came true. How much more should we look forward to seeing His prophecies about the future will come to pass!

Christ Is Risen (Matt Maher)

(bridge)

Oh    death! Where is your sting?

Oh    hell! Where is your victory?

Oh    Church! Come stand in the light!

The glory of God has defeated the night!

 

Oh    death! Where is your sting?

Oh    hell! Where is your victory?

Oh    Church! Come stand in the light!

Our God is not dead, he’s alive! he’s alive!

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

Pray this prayer throughout the day, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

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Su Tsai, Community Life Director
Su Tsai is the Community Life Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been on staff since 2006 as the Youth Director and the Community Life Director since 2012.