April 12th, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
Impossible means that it can’t happen, by definition. An impossible mission is one that is not even worth spending your time on. You can’t make a triangle a square. It is impossible. You can’t make black white. You can’t go back in time. You can’t make “a” equal “b” and “a” not equal “b” at the same time. These are things that are impossible.
And in our passage for this Easter Sunday Luke is telling us that death took on an impossible mission. It tried to do something that was not able to happen. Verse 24 of our text says,
God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. (Acts 2:24 ESV)
It was not possible for him (Jesus) to be held by it (death). This verse is saying that death didn’t have the power, death didn’t have the resources, death was incapable of holding Jesus. It was not just difficult, it was not just improbable, it was impossible for Jesus not to rise from the dead.To be prepared for our Resurrection Day sermon on Death’s impossible task take time this week to read and to meditate upon Acts 2:22-24, 2 Samuel 12:23, Proverbs 12:28, Romans 5:12-18; 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Revelation 1:17-18, and Westminster Confession of Faith 8.4.
As we gather in our homes to worship this Easter Sunday, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”, the Acclamation of Praise “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks” and the Hymn of Response “To Thine be the Glory.” Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!
Text: Acts 2:24
Title: Mission Impossible
- Was Jesus’ Mission Impossible?
- Why Jesus’ Mission seems Impossible.
- Why Death’s Mission is Impossible.