Words from the Heart for Saturday November 16th, 2019
…and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
Acts 24:15-16 (NIV)
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The two greatest symbols of the Christian faith are the cross and the empty tomb, because the heart of the Christian Gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The death of Jesus guarantees our redemption and the resurrection guarantees our victory over death and the grave. It is the resurrection of Jesus that gives us the great hope of eternal life. When Paul has an opportunity to speak before Governor Felix, while under arrest in Caesarea, he focuses on these two great themes. Acts 24:15-16 records this: “..and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” Those who had brought the trumped up charges against Paul were Pharisees, who believed in eternal life. It must always be the heart of the Christian message – that Jesus, by His life, death and resurrection, guarantees eternal life to all who put their faith in Him.
These have been words from the heart.