Jesus Christ is Alive!
Jesus Christ was with and alongside the Father before the world was.
The Father gave Jesus His glory before the foundation of the world (John 17:5).
God sent His Son to the earth as a man (John 6).
Gave gave His only begotten Son to the world (John 3:16).
God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17).
Jesus lived as a man for 33 years.
He was fully man.
He was fully God.
He is no longer a man. He is the Lord God Almighty. Amen.
As a human, He was a: seed, embryo, fetus, newborn, baby, toddler, child, young boy, boy, teen, young man, young adult, and a man.
He knew at age 12 that He must be about His Father’s business (Luke 2:41-50).
He fulfilled His ministry. He finished the work the Father gave Him to do.
Jesus gave Himself to the world.
He shed His blood for our sins.
He died that we might live.
He gave His body for the life of the world (John 6:51).
When Jesus died, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, and the rocks were split. The graves were opened. Many of the saints bodies were raised. And coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into Jerusalem and appeared to many (Acts 1).
Jesus was buried and descended to the underworld.
He preached and proclaimed to the fallen angels in prison (Tartarus). He disarmed principalities and powers. He made a public spectacle of them. He triumphed over them in His victory on the cross (1 Peter 3:19, Colossians 2:15).
He rose from the dead.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest miracle in human history.
He laid down His life and took it up again. He received that command from the Father (John 10:18).
He lived 40 days on the earth.
He presented Himself by many unmistakable proofs. He spoke to His apostles of things pertaining to the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).
He appeared to Peter and His disciples. Then He was seen by more than 500 brothers at one time. He was seen by James, then by all the apostles, then by Paul (1 Corinthians 15:6).
He told His apostles to wait for “the Promise of My Father.” Jesus said, “. . . John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now” (Acts 1:4).
He ascended to heaven.
As the apostles watched, “He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9).
Then. the apostles saw two men in white clothing, who said: “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:10-11).
Jesus was with the Father in heaven.
Jesus came to the earth.
He descended to the underworld.
He returned to the earth.
He ascended to the right hand of God’s power.
Jesus Christ is the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
The only true God and His glory fills the heavens, the earth and the universe.
He who believes in Jesus has eternal life.
Jesus is alive, forever.