Seven Words Selected
I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE – The empty tomb was the pivotal message of the Early Church, the bedrock of apostolic testimony and the great divider of the hearts of men. Acceptance or rejection of this message would determine either a community of hope or of hedonism. Presently some who name the name of Jesus would be content to recognize him as a great moral teacher, and not as our fore-runner beyond death into glorified person and purpose. To them death would remain that unconquerable enemy. But Jesus, addressing troubled Martha in the Lazarus account, applies to himself a “Jehovah” name and power. “I am” the resurrection and the life.