LHM Lenten Devotion – April 21, 2014 “Passing the Torch”


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By Reverend Wayne Palmer

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“Passing the Torch”

Easter Monday, April 21, 2014

Lenten devo cover 2014Read Luke 24:36-49TEXT: They shall come and proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn, that He has done it (Psalm 22:31).

When Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to His Twelve and to many other disciples. Luke tells us, “He presented Himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). These apostles boldly shared the things they had heard and seen, and the church grew tremendously under the power and blessing of the Holy Spirit.

By the Spirit’s inspiration and guidance, the apostles recorded Jesus’ words and deeds in the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and in various letters and writings of the New Testament. Through that word they continue to speak of all the Lord Jesus accomplished for us. They wanted to be sure that generations yet to come would know the truth about Jesus’ great mission of salvation.

You and I were among that people yet unborn when these great events were accomplished for us. Yet God’s Word has come down to us, proclaiming God’s righteousness, and assuring us that our Lord Jesus Christ has done everything necessary for our salvation. Comforted, strengthened and at peace with God through this Good News, we cannot help but go and proclaim God’s righteous plan throughout the whole earth.

Unless Jesus comes first, you and I will also lay in the dust of death one day awaiting the resurrection of the dead won by Jesus Christ our Lord. May God work in us to go throughout the world and faithfully share the Gospel. May we do this so that many generations yet unborn may put their trust in Jesus Christ and pass on His great salvation until the day the Lord Jesus returns with all His angels.

THE PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, to You belongs all praise and glory. Continue to bless and guide us Your people, that we may spread Your story to a people yet unborn. Amen.


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