Can These Bones Live?

Ezekiel 37. 3 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." 4 Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the Word of the LORD!

Introduction

  • Conditioned to death – Joe’s story

  • Death is the final act of life.

  • “The wages of sin is death…” “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23.

 

  • “There is NO God besides Me; I kill and I make alive…” Deuteronomy 32:39.

Ezekiel’s Situation

  • Psalm 137, “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea we wept, when we remembered Zion.”

 

Jesus’ Situation

  • Satan wants us to remember “I kill…” and, “The wages of sin is death…”

  • Satan wants us to forget… “I make alive…” and, “The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Our Situation

  • Are we any different?

  • Satan wants us to believe that there is NO overcoming the consequences of sin.

  • Dante’s: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

  • God’s Word…

  • “I make alive” and “The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Conclusion

  • How can dead bones be made alive?

  • The river story….

  • There is a way to overcome the desert of death. '