During the final week of ministry on the planet, Jesus had to face much scrutiny and criticism. The Pharisees wanted to know where his power was coming from. People continued to be astonished by the power in his words and actions. Still today, everyone wants to know the source of that power. They say that "knowledge is power" but in reality, life in Christ is truly the most powerful thing we can be a part of. So I guess we could say that when you know Christ, you become more powerful.
During this special week in the church, hearts are turned towards Him and people are looking for real ministry that comes from the heart. Today is the day when Jesus would gather those closest to him around the table for one final meal together. He would summarize the past and prepare them for their future...and his.
You see, when you find Jesus you find all that you need. It's not difficult to understand, just hard to do. Perhaps it all boils down to something more easily understandable: how about a short quote from Tim Keller:
"If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead".
Heroes believe he rose!