September 30th, 2018

Read: 1st KINGS 17:17-24 & PSALM 100

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

"Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Gather after destroying every rule and every authority and power." (1st CORINTHIANS 15:24)

HANDED OVER

Elijah, by the power of God, raised a widow's son and delivered the child back into his mother's arms. That miracle proved to the widow that Elijah was a prophet of God. She said, "the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth" (1 Kings 17:24).

That miracle proved that Elijah was a man of God. The greatest of all miracles, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, proved His divine identity. He was "declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by His resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1:4). As he raised the widow's son, God will raise us from the dead when Jesus returns on the Last Day. Our Savior will deliver into His Father's hands the kingdom won by His blood. Jesus said, "This is the will of Him who sent Me, that I should lose nothing of all that He has given Me, but raise it up on the last day" (John 6:39). The widow and her son finally came to the end of their earthly lives and died, but on the Last Day, we will be raised, never to die again. On that great day, we hope to see the widow and her son there too..

"Jesus, I look forward to life in Your presence forever.Amen!

Highland Park Lutheran Church (LCMC)

147 East Euclid Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50313-4577

Office Phone: 515-244-6517

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