This week's message is The Tomb. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
A Seed Burried
A few days before Jesus was laid in the tomb, he told his disciples that "unless a seed falls into the earth and dies, it remains a single seed. But if it falls into the earth and dies, it produces many more like it."
Jesus was speaking of his death and the importance of the grave. Today we talk about not only the tomb in which Jesus was temporarily laid, but also the tombs in our lives, and how God uses them to bring forth the potential life he has placed within each and every one of us.
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Greater Things Than These
In John 14:12 Jesus tells his disciples that those who believe in him would not only do the works he did, but even greater works than these, because he is going to the Father.
For Jesus to go to the Father, he had to complete his purpose for coming to earth. And for him to complete his purpose for coming to earth and to fulfill the Scripture, he had to pass through the tomb.
And just as, a few days earlier, he said a grain of wheat must fall into the earth and die if it is to multiply, so the very Son of God "fell into the earth and died" so that the works he did, we could do also, and so we could do even greater works than those.
Greater works than heal the sick? Greater works than deliver those bound by sin and posessed by demons? Greater works than raising the dead back to life? We see in the book of Acts that God confirmed his Word with signs following, and we believe this is the case still today.
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