Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Jesus and the Sadducces
Luke 20:37-38As for the dead being raised,
even Moses spoke of that when he told of the burning bush. There he calls the
Lord, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. For He is not the God of the dead.He is the God of the living. All live unto
was reading from Luke 20:27-38 about the Sadducees, which came to Jesus with a trick question.
you could sit down with Jesus, What questions would you ask?
asked about the woman whose husband died and each of his brothers in turn had
her for a wife each dying.They asked,
“Whose wife will she be in the resurrection?”They were attempting to test Jesus.
than accept the comfort Jesus was giving in his message to the crowd, these
Religious leaders rattled on with useless questions on an unimportant issue.
could have said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff to their silly question
briefly explained that life beyond the grave is different than life on
earth.Jesus wasn’t trying to avoid
controversy even though he disagreed with Religious authority of his day. He was trying to convince people that the
Gospel demands radical lifestyle changes.
asking the question about whose wife will she be in the resurrection, did not
even believe in the Resurrection. The
Sadducees were very “Sad U See.”
this world terrible tragedies occur, such as the powerful storm in the
Philippines, and the staggering loss of lives.
daily we are perplexed with personal tragedy yet we survive and continue placing
our trust and hope in God.We hold unto
his promises to never leave or forsake us.
turned the tables on their question that was not relevant.He was not saying that we will not be
reunited with our loved ones, but things in heaven will not be the same as on
His disciples were slow to understand.Not even death can separate us from the Love of God.We have that expectation that we will see
Jesus, and also our family again.
Jesus left this earth, he promised to prepare a place for us, a place for the
living to live eternally with the living God.The assurance is there in God’s Word and in our hearts.
told a story of a Toronto League opening a new office.Flowers were sent and the banner was in error
that said, “Our deepest Sympathy.”The
other flowers were sent to the funeral and the banner read, “Congratulations on
your New Location.”