The Body - Sunday's Comin'

Bill Morel
I love Easter Sunday!
The Resurrection of Jesus is the pinnacle of our faith.  Without Jesus putting death to death that day, our faith would be in nothing else but a good prophet.  I get excited but also incredibly thankful and humbled that Jesus died for my sins.
Like Pastor Matt explained, our old man was crucified with Christ on Friday, but the story didn’t end there (Galatians 2:20). We were raised with Christ on Sunday. One of my favorite sayings surrounding Easter is “It’s Friday, but Sunday's comin'.”
If Sunday didn’t come, Friday would have been just another funeral.  But Sunday did come, and the only thing that died was sin. Sin had to be dealt with. Scripture tells us over and over that the only way sin is dealt with is death, so Jesus had to die to deal with sin forever.
Friday was tough, but Sunday's comin'.
Our Lord and Savior took our sins with him to that tomb, but when he rose that 3rd morning those sins stayed in that tomb, conquered forever.  At Heritage, we do our absolute best to help people understand that.
Matt talked a lot about the freedom that accompanied the resurrection.  Galatians 5:1 says that it was for freedom that Jesus set us free.

Sunday did come, and the only thing that died was sin

We are not working toward our freedom because he handed it to us through his grace the moment we put our faith in him.
Romans 10:9 tells us it is as simple as believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouths that Jesus is Lord.
So why would we put ourselves back under the yoke of sin? Paul tells us in the last part of Galatians 5: 1 not to be burdened by the yoke of sin anymore.  In the words of several of our more distinguished elders, “I ain’t going back.”
I hope you all are walking in the freedom that Jesus’ death and resurrection provide those that have put their faith in Him.  Thank God it is not up to us to achieve or earn salvation.  “Free at last! Thank God I’m Free at last!”

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