Today’s Devotional for Easter 17 April 2022 | Inspirational Message & Prayer for Easter Sunday
Read Today’s Devotional for Easter 17 April 2022
TOPIC: Resurrection Reality
BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY: “When they heard Paul speak of the resurrection of the dead, some laughed, but others said, ‘We want to hear more about this later.’ That ended Paul’s discussion with them, but some joined him and became believers.” – Acts 17:32-34 NLT
MESSAGE: When Paul visited Athens, he saw a city dominated by idols. He began to reason with the people, teaching the truths of the Gospel. Thinking he spoke about “strange things,” they wanted to know more (v. 20).
He explained that God commanded everyone to turn away from idols and turn to Him. As a demonstration that this message was true, Paul explained that God had raised Jesus from the dead. But the idea of the resurrection proved to be too much for many of these sophisticated Athenians. They reacted by laughing. But some believed.
Many people are like these skeptics, simply rejecting the resurrection of the dead as unreasonable. Some can think of Jesus as a wise person but can’t imagine that He rose from the dead.
At Easter, Christians celebrate the very thing that many people laugh at, including a belief that Jesus did rise from the dead, a supernatural fact. And “all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back” (1 Corinthians 15:23).
If you have decided to follow Jesus, others may mock you and reject the idea that He rose from the dead. But the Bible reminds us that the resurrection is real and central to our faith. The fact is that Jesus died and rose again, so you might have eternal life and victory over sin and the power of the enemy.
Celebrate this life-changing truth. Jesus has risen! He is risen indeed!
PRAYER(Today’s Devotional for Easter 17 April 2022)
Father, thank You that Jesus rose from the dead and for the power of the resurrection. May that power be at work in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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