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Apr 28, 2019

Becoming Sure: How "All In" Happens

Passage: Luke 24:13-35

Speaker: Drew Shofner

Series: All In

Category: Belief

Keywords: jesus is alive, resurrection, seeing jesus, walk to emmaus

The resurrection is the reality that changed everything for first-century believers. It was the catalyst that made 11 scared men turn into men who were sure of who Christ was, and become confident leaders of the biggest movement that the world has ever known. How did that happen? They went from hoping in Jesus to being sure of the truth that Jesus was alive in their world. We can have that assurance too, if we would just let go of our doubts and believe for sure that Jesus is alive in our world. ALL IN for God begins when we are sure that we’ve seen Jesus alive in the world. Much of our faith is past tense or filled with a past tense story and a past tense Jesus; we forfeit resurrected living because we are disappointed in God - and we walk away because we refuse to see. It isn’t about seeing with our eyes, but with our heart. When we see Jesus with our heart we can say, “I have seen and I am certain” in the same way the men who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus did.