4/11/2022 0 Comments
The Resurrection of Christ
To begin his teachings about the resurrection of believers, Paul reviewed the evidences for Jesus’ resurrection: (1) the Church, (2) the Scriptures, (3) the eyewitnesses, (4) the apostle himself, and (5) the common message. He then summarizes the content of the Gospel in terms of Christ’s death for our sins and his burial, resurrection, and subsequent post-resurrection appearances. Everything in Scripture ultimately points us to the grace of God in Christ. Jesus’ burial confirms that He really was human and that He really died and His appearances to eyewitnesses confirm He truly did rise from the dead. Therefore, we are not building our lives on a myth or legend when we look to Him for grace to forgive and strengthen us. Case closed!
Questions for further thought:
1. In what ways have I been swayed by the culture to hold back my proclamation of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection?
2. Why do you think this is so offensive to those who don’t believe in Jesus?
Challenge: Read the rest of 1 Corinthians 15 to get a fuller picture of the resurrection and why it matters.
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