Each week we’ll post a short snippet from Ashley’s sermon from that Sunday. Here’s a few lines from what he said about Dorcas’ encounter with the risen Jesus.
I think this story is a signpost for us. And it points to the way that life triumphs over death for those who put their faith in Christ.
You see it looked like death had robbed the Christian community of someone whose faith in Christ was life-giving, through Dorcas’ goodness and generosity.
And yet because of Jesus’ resurrection, death no longer has the final say, and new life continues to be at work in Joppa. This is what I think the miracle points to.
That the new life that Jesus has given to his people cannot be beaten even by death.
[Reflecting on Acts 9.36-43 and Mark 5.35-43]
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