Saturday, April 29, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Resurrection Of The Dead





Saturday April 29

Bible Reading:     1 Cor. 15: 12 - 19

Topic:         The Resurrection Of The Dead

A very important part of the Apostles/Nicene Creed which are part of our Anglican Liturgy is our belief in the resurrection of the dead.

We believe this because Jesus said it (John 5: 28 - 29); 11: 25 - 26) and Paul taught it as a central theme of our faith.

Jesus became the First of those to be raised never to die again. Paul was upset that some fake teachers in Corinth taught that there is no other resurrection of the dead.

In our text today, Paul argues that
1.      If there's no resurrection of the dead, then Jesus was not raised and we are still in our sins
2.      If Jesus did not rise, then the foundation of our faith and preaching is baseless and those who attested to the resurrection of Christ are liars; therefore Christianity and its boast in a Living Master is false
3.      Those who died in Christ and in hope of the resurrection are lost forever
4.      If all we get from being Christians is a little inspiration for a few short years, then we of all men most to be pitied.

Thank God, this is not so!

Resurrection of the dead is real, Jesus demonstrated it and the Church is standing on this sure foundation of the Risen Christ

Prayer:

Lord, thank You because Resurrection of the dead is real, Amen

Memory Verse:   1 Cor. 15: 19

"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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