Friday 9th March 2018
This morning we continue with our look at Luke 20 in our series Luke’s Easter. Surprise, surprise, there are yet more questions from the religious leaders.
Luke 20 v 27 – 40
Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
We may all have questions and it is not wrong to ask questions. The Apostle Paul said:
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13 v 12 – 13)
One day we will meet with him face to face and then we shall know fully – until then the greatest things are faith, hope and love. Jesus was saying to the religious leaders that the most important thing is being a child of God. If you are a child of God then you have life and life to the full.
This morning, do you know God as your perfect Heavenly Father? If you do, then don’t worry, but live in the fullness of life that He gives you.
Have a great day!
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church