Friday, November 13, 2009

Daily devotional: Life due to Jesus' Resurrection

Scripture
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!"
John 20:27 NLTse

Observation
While Jesus' death made atonment for the sins of those of us who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, there is awesome power in His resurrection where Jesus conquered death and gives us invigorating life by the power of his name (v.31)! Jesus' resurrection and gift of the Holy Spirit changed the disciples from scared and afraid (vv. 19, 26) to bold, deeply changed, and absolutely certain about the message they carried forward.

Application
Thank God for Jesus' resurrection and the life He has given me by the power of His name!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for forgiving my sins through Jesus' precious sacrifice. And thank you for the new life we have both now and for eternity through Jesus' resurrection! May my life reflect the deep change and conviction that results from being saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.

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