1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (New King James Version)
1] Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2] by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3] For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4] and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5] and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6] After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7] After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8] Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
Easter: What’s It All About Anyway?
Easter was a day set aside to remind us to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Its significance is at the heart of the Christian faith and at the core of the book of 1 Corinthians. After spending fourteen chapters identifying the problems of the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul nears the end of this book by providing the key to unlocking all of life’s struggles: a wholehearted trust in the resurrected Christ!
My church, Bible Center, is built upon this solid foundational truth. Our purpose, “to glorify God by producing maturing followers of Jesus Christ,” rests upon the reality of a risen, living Savior. As we remain Bible-centered, we must also remain Jesus-focused.
How easy it is to forget what Christianity is all about. Has the resurrection of Jesus lost its wonder in our hearts? This week after Easter, as we recall Christ’s resurrection from the dead, may we be reminded of how awesome He is!
FOR TODAY: Praise and worship Jesus for rising from the dead for you.