Conquering the Fear of Death
In our quest to answer the question how can a Christian conquer the fear of death we discovered as Christians we need to serve the LORD responsibly in duty and devotion. We also learned last week that to believe and trust in Christ Jesus as the one and only Sovereign who knows every thought, every word, and every day of our lives, also knows the day of our passing. As the Psalmist has said, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His godly ones.” Psalm 116:15. This morning we turn to Christ’s eternal provision that we may not be enslaved to the fear of death as others who have no hope. To do this we will answer two important questions. First, we will answer the question, “Why did Jesus Christ come to earth and dwell in a body just like ours?” Once we quickly establish He did dwell among us in a physical body, we will then give the two Scriptural reasons why this was essential to set us free from the slavery of the fear of death. Second, we will answer the question, “How did Jesus set us free from the fear of death?” To do this He initially needed to pay the full price for our sins our propitiatory sacrifice and then He need to become a merciful and faithful High Priest to forgive us of our future sins and to be an intercessor for us at the right hand of the Father.