Pella Chronicle

Religion

July 24, 2013

Dead or alive

(Continued)

Pella —

Then Jesus said, “Unbind him and let him go!” (vs 44)  Lazarus was alive again, but he was still bound head to feet with burial wrappings and couldn’t free himself!  We can also be bound by the grave clothes of our old life of sin.  We must allow others to get close enough to us to tear away at our sin wrappings!  We must decide to walk free of them in the new life Jesus provided!  Romans chapter 6 says we can walk in this “newness of life” as we “consider ourselves to be dead to sin and alive to God!”  In other words, we must stop living like we’re dead and start living by faith like the new people we already are!
Finally, Lazarus was a testimony to others around him.  Lazarus was living proof that Jesus can turn sadness into joy, a funeral into a celebration, and a decaying life into a fruitful one!  When people see dead men walking, it gets their attention!  If you have asked Jesus to give you a new life, you are a walking miracle!  And God is in the process of making you a trophy of His wonderful grace, a demonstration of what He can do with a dead-end life!  Think about this:  You are also the most effective evangelism tool God has at His disposal! 

Text Only
Religion
Features
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries