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Respond to the Son of God—Part 2

December 31, 2018

These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31

Seeing his power, you will hope in him. Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4).

The Son of God became a man and was crucified in weakness. But he was raised in power! He triumphed over death, and he lives in the power of an endless life. And he gives that life to all who trust in him.

For those who are getting older and you feel that life is beginning to slip away, you have more life ahead of you than you can begin to imagine. For the person who is disappointed and you feel that you have missed out, you have life in his name, and the life that you have is everlasting!

Seeing his glory, you will worship him. “Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed” (John 17:5).

When the apostle John saw the glory of the exalted Christ, he fell down at his feet as though dead: “But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore’” (Rev. 1:17-18).

Here’s the future for all who are in Christ: You will see his glory, and you will share the joy of the Son of God forever. Trust him, obey him, hope in him, worship him! He died to bring us to the Father, and he lives to bring us safely home.

How might the power and glory of Christ give you hope and strength for today?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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