Sunday, April 24, 2011

He Is Risen!

Just as he said!

I love the fact that Jesus told his disciples, in advance, that he would rise again three days later after being crucified. On the dreadful day when Jesus was beaten and nailed to the cross at Calvary, his followers must have been in deep grief. But even in this, he told them that their grief would turn to joy! And it did!! On that first Resurrection Day almost 2,000 years ago, the promises of Jesus came to fruition and we can have the ultimate confidence that all he has promised in the Scriptures regarding his second coming will also be fulfilled!

Today's message at church discussed 1 Corinthians 15:14-25, Within these verses is the fact that if Christ had not risen, then our faith is futile. But the fact of history is that Christ did rise from the dead, so our faith is secure and absolute truth. Whether a person believes this or not is up to him/her. Free will and all that.

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - 20But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.


Pascal Fervor said...

Not over 2000 years ago, nearly 2000 years ago. Don't rush it. :)

Christinewjc said...

Sorry! I should have written "almost 2000 years ago." Thanks for catching the error.

Susan Smith said...

Amazing is our God, Christine! The sermon I heard yesterday also was from 1 Corinthians 15… If Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile (verse 17).

"The last enemy that will be defeated is death" (verse 26).

"I die daily" (verse 31).

May JESUS continue to shine through you at Talk Wisdom! In HIS LIGHT we see light (Psalm 36:9) You are loved! (ss)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post Christine. I've been thinking about the scripture "the wages of sin is death" and the impact of it had never hit me before, at least like it has lately.
Jesus paid the wages for our sins ... the debt has been paid. If only we would accept it ...
I surely hope you and your family had a good Resurrection Day.

Euripides said...

A blessed Easter to you Christine!