Victory Vitamin Blog – John 11:23-26

“Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

-John 11:23-26 NIV

 

One of the cornerstone beliefs of Christianity is the resurrection of the dead on the day of Christ’s return.  We know of 3 people that Jesus personally brought back from the dead in Bible times, and apparently it was a widely held belief that on the last day, people’s bodies would come out of the grave to live again.  In the verse above, Martha’s brother Lazarus had died and she said to Jesus, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  Jesus doesn’t argue with her, or correct her, He simply points to himself as the source of that life after death.  God created us with physical bodies.  For some reason, He desires that we have not just a soul, but a physical body both here on earth, and for eternity.  God knows best.  He’s earned our forgiveness and eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.  Likewise, we will one day die, our souls will go immediately to be with Christ in heaven, and on the last day, our bodies will rise restored, to join our souls and live eternally in the perfection and peace of heaven.  Through faith in Jesus, death has got no power over you.  Live fearlessly for Christ!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 2, 2017 – John 11:44

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 2, 2017 – John 11:44

It’s something we don’t like to think about, much less talk about.  Death is inevitable, but for those who trust in Christ, so is life!  God promises that those who die in Christ will rise from the dead to live forever.  That promise changes everything! Learn more about John 11:44 NIV this Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.

 

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for March 26, 2017 – John 9:1-7

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for March 26, 2017 – John 9:1-7 

Our lives are largely governed by the rhythm of day and night; darkness and light.  Both are an unchangeable part of life on earth.  One day, that will change, but until then, we rely on the strength and grace of God to help us navigate the darkness in our lives.  Learn more about 9:1-7 NIV this Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.