God is the ultimate authority. Jesus has defeated sin, death and Satan by the cross and empty tomb. He has authority over death. The resurrection gives life. When Jesus returns and raises His people to eternal life, death will come to an end. God’s people will never again face death or pain or sorrow. That is the promise and power God gives.
Yes! Jesus is alive. He defeated sin and death. Adam brought sin and death into the world. Jesus brings forgiveness and life. Jesus rose. We will too! By Faith in Christ we will be raised to eternal life.
Some people doubt the resurrection, others deny it. In the process they deny the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, then the Christian faith is a lie. But Jesus rose. Christ is alive. We live in Him and will be raised to live with Him forever. The resurrection makes all the difference.
The Apostle Paul was first the zealous Pharisee Saul out to destroy Christianity. After Jesus appeared to Saul, his life and purpose changed. He became the Apostle Paul to the Gentiles. Have you seen Jesus with the eyes of Faith? He will change your life.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was not a made up story. It actually happened at a real time in history. Eye Witnesses say Jesus on several different occasions after His resurrection. Many of these eye witnesses were willing to die for their faith in their risen Lord and Savior. The resurrection makes all the difference.
The Christian faith is passed on from one person to another. The faith is revealed in God’s Word. The two key parts are Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. There isn’t anything more important for us to pass onto others
1 Corinthians 15 is the resurrection chapter from Paul. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the essential Good News of the Christian faith. The faith stands upon Jesus’ victory over sin and death that the resurrection reveals. Christ is risen. That’s Good News!
Paul tells us that worship should be meaningful and understandable. It should help build people up in faith. The order, the type of music, liturgy or no liturgy are independent or local decisions. What matters is that God is worshipped by His people.
Why do we do the things that we do in worship? If we are only doing them for personal benefit, not to clearly communicate God’s Word and give Him glory, our focus maybe off. We always need to consider the person who doesn’t know Christ and try to speak in a way that also speaks to him or her.
The Christians in Corinth were divided over the importance of speaking in tongues. Paul says this is primarily a private gift. Speaking a few words clearly for God is far more important than many hard to understand words.