Jul 23rd, 2020
An evangelical sermon has been described as 'thirty minutes to raise the dead.' This, of course, refers to the Bible's description of non-Christians as being 'dead in their sins' (Ephesians 6:1) - in other words, as spiritually dead as a result of having no relationship with God, the giver of all life – and the desire of the preacher for the hearer to find new life in, and through, Jesus Christ. This series, Sixty Minutes to Raise the Dead, comprises 6 talks, each of 10 minutes duration, which explain in turn each of the five major words in a Bible text (Ephesians 2:8-9) that sums up most clearly how it is that a ('dead') person finds new life in Jesus Christ, God's son and our saviour. And hence the title!