A twenty-five hundred year old Egyptian mummy, a gift to the Massachusetts General hospital from the City of Boston in 1823, came out of his coffin recently for cleaning and restoration. But afterward, the mummy will still be a dead man. There are really only two kinds of people in this world- the spiritually alive and the spiritually dead. Those who have entered into a personal relationship with Christ are fully alive. Those who have not are only physically alive. Paul explained this in his letter to the Ephesian church. He described them before they had come to Christ- “…at that time you were without Christ, being aliens….and strangers …having no hope and without God in the world..” Then speaking of the spiritually alive he wrote, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins… But now, in Christ Jesus, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Are you dead or alive?
Pastor Alex Rockwell