Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians Chapter 15: 1-10
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.  By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,  and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.   After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.   Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,  and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.  For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

How awesome that Christ achieved what is humanly impossible, the resurrection.  In the book of Matthew 20:17-19, he shared this would happen:

Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”

Wow!  What more can I say, Christ came to share the message of God's plan for our salvation, to die a painful death on the cross, and to rise up from death.  His death and resurrection provides each of us the opportunity to repent, accept Him as our Lord and Savior, and live eternally in the presence of our Heavenly Father.  All that is required is faith and a simple prayer, will you pray it with me?

Prayer of Salvation
Father I know that I have sinned and am separated from you.  I am sorry and want to turn away from living in sin, so I can live for you.  Forgive me Father and know that I accept Jesus Christ as your son and my savior, that I recognize He died and rose up from death so my sins would be forgiven and surrender my life to him, now and forever.  Amen

Praise the Lord and welcome to the family; find a good Bible based church, make new friends, and love the Lord!  Just a little advice to go!

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