The crux of Christianity hangs on one fact…
The Resurrection of Jesus.
I Corinthians 15:13-17 says:
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God,
for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead.
But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Wow – do you see the strong words of this passage?
If there is no resurrection of Christ – our faith is useless, our preaching and faith are futile, the dead are not raised, we are false witnesses, and we are still in our sins.
Oh my! That’s serious friends.
But praise the Lord – the angel rolled back the stone and the tomb was empty for all to see! Then Jesus appeared to over 500 people and then ascended into heaven! AWESOME!!!!!
Jesus is alive – just as he said! Our God is not dead – he surely is alive. And because he is alive – we have the assurance that we too will be resurrected.
Today’s video is about the resurrection of Jesus and of us! I will answer the question – “what will our heavenly bodies be like”?
(if you can’t see the video – click here to view it)
Life is hard. Trials, fears, stress and worries come at us from every side. Sometimes it is so overwhelming I can’t sleep or I break down in tears…but when morning comes and the sun rises, I am reminded that his mercies are new every morning.
Because He lives – I can face tomorrow.
Week 3 Challenge:
Read Luke 24 –the resurrection account of Jesus. Stand in AWE!!!
Whatever you are facing today – take it to Jesus. He is alive! He loves you and He wants you to bring all your burdens to Him.
Walk with the King,
Here’s a few links to some fun activities to do with your children to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus this week.
Week 3′s Reading Plan:
Week 3′s Memory Verse: