REv. Troy L. M. Denson, Sr.
Featuring Rev. Theresa M. Denson & family
Message: "It is Finished: Thank You Jesus"
Scripture: St. Matthew 25: 14-30
During the 7 Last Words of Christ service, 2019, at Full Gospel Baptist Church, in Cooksville, MD... Rev. Denson shares the 6th Word of Christ - "It is Finished", and offered several reasons for us to be thankful for Jesus accomplishing God's mission on earth.
Scripture: St. Luke 24: 30-31
Our prayer-scripture today tells us, "And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight" (vv 30-31). My friends, after these two men had visited the tomb where Jesus was buried, they departed somewhat disappointed, because Jesus' body was not there. But suddenly, as they were on their way home on the Emmaus road, a man appeared, walked, and talked with them along the way. Interestingly, these men did not realize that the stranger was Jesus, until he had performed the Lord's Supper at their home. Fact is... Jesus does not always show up when or how we expect him, else other folks will not find our testimony to seem authentic. Truth is... we can be thankful that Jesus appears uniquely in each of our own personal lives, just as we have authentic relationships with each of our family members, so that our testimonies are authentic, our faith is strengthened, and our love is shared. So today, let us be thankful for Jesus's strange appearances in our lives, strengthening our faith, and making us Jesus' witnesses to others.
Lord, God... we pray that You grace us with Jesus' authentic appearance today, and throughout this week, so that our faith will increase and that we may be witnesses of You in others' lives, giving them Your Divine hope in these troubled days. As I reflect on Your authentic appearances to those those troubled souls on the Emmaus walk, allow my Your peace to be full in me through my troubled times. And allow me this testimony to be an Epiphany regarding Jesus' sufferings as he endured persecution, was crucified, and lain in a borrowed tomb... all for payment of my sin, atonement of an authentic relationship with You, and as an expression of Your love for me. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.