Scripture:

1 Corinthians 15: 17-19 – And if Christ had not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.

Observation:

Without the resurrection of Christ, we (believers) are still dead in our sin. If Christ was not raised from the dead, our faith is in vain and we would still be lost. If the resurrection is not real, our hope would not be in an eternal life with God and a new body, rather life would tragically end with this world.

Application:

The Good News is Jesus rose from the dead on the third day to fulfill the prophecy in the scriptures and pay our sin debt in full. Therefore we can be made right with God. Jesus resurrection is historically verifiable as evidenced by eyewitness accounts recorded in His word. Through faith, Jesus resurrection and our subsequent resurrection, as we are with him, allow us to conquer death. Every day, I must remember this is the only reason for our hope and be prepared to share the Gospel with all. Our greatest need has been and always will be met by Jesus on the cross at Calvary.

Prayer:

Father,
Thank you for the resurrection so we can be victorious and have a relationship with you. Let my only hope be in you. May the Spirit guide me to share your truth with those who are lost.

 

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