Published April 6, 2010

Paul's Epistle...
"Because He Lives"

Because He lives — I can feel confident in my daily life.
Because He lives — I can love others unconditionally, just as He did. (John 13:34)
Because He lives — I can boldly tell others about Him. (Acts 4:31; Phil. 1:20; Eph 3:12 )
Because He lives — I can face the future without fear. (Matt. 28:20)
Because He lives — I can weather hardships without worry. (Heb 4:16)
Because He lives — I will never die. (John 11:26)
Because He lives — I know the truth. (John 14:17)
Because He lives — I want to serve and live for Him.
Because He lives — God's Spirit lives in me. (1 Cor. 3:16.)
Because He lives — I will suffer for Christ. (2 Cor. 1:5.)
Because He lives — Christ lives in me. (Gal. 2:20)
Because He lives — I know our faith is different from all other religions.
Because He lives — Our faith is verified and justified.
Because He lives — We are to live productive lives. (Titus 3:14.)
Because He lives — I can know my prayers will be heard.
Because He lives — I can take my fears and concerns to Him. (1 Peter 5:7)
Because He lives — I can feel the strength He gives in difficult circumstances.
Because He lives — I know I have been redeemed. (Rev. 5:9)
Because He lives — I know my sin debt has been paid. (1 John 1:7)
Because He lives — He will ever intercede for us with the Father. (Heb. 7:25.)
Because He lives — He will never leave nor forsake us. (Heb. 13:5)
Because He lives — The word of God lives in me. (1 John 2:14.)
Because He lives — I can live forever. (1 John 2:17.)
Because He lives — I have hope. (Col. 1:26)
Because He lives — God's love can live in us. (1 John 4:12) Because He lives —— I know I am loved. (John 15:9)
Because He lives — I know I will see departed loved ones again.
Because He lives — God sees us as sinless. (1 John 1:7)
Because He lives — I can know He'll come again -- soon. (Rev. 22:20)
Because He lives — I know the dead in Christ will also live again. (John 14:19; 1 Cor 15:20 )
Because He lives — We can face eternity unafraid. (1 John 4:17)
Because He lives — We will see Him again as our Savior and Lord. (John 14:3)
Because He lives — We will see the nail prints in His hands and feet. (Luke 24:39)
Because He lives — I am who I am, in Christ.
Because He lives — He can!
Because He lives — I live!

Hallelujah!

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Note: The above is repeated from last year, but it's truth that becomes even more timely and cherished with each passing year. The resurrection – which we just celebrated at Easter – is the ultimate encouragement to each of us as Christians in our daily lives.

- Paul

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