The Free Gift Of God

Jon Oldaker
April 16, 2017

The Free Gift Of God

Luke 24: 36-53

The disciples saw Jesus perform amazing miracles.  They came to believe that He was the Son of God.  Then they saw Him arrested and everything seemed to be going wrong.  He was tried and put to death.  Then they heard rumours from friends that He had been seen.

v36.  As they were talking about these things, then suddenly Jesus is in front of them.  Imagine how they must have felt.  He was there physically.  He asked for something to eat and He ate it in front of them.

It was proof that He was the Son of God and that He had overcome death.  He died to pay the price for our sins.  Romans 6: 23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and man was separated from God.  The rest of the Bible is the story of how God is restoring His relationship with us.

Luke 24: 45-47 “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,  and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

What should our response be?

1.(v47)  Repent for the forgiveness of our sins.

2. (v52) Worship Him for who He is.

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