1 Corinthians 15:50-59 (New King James Version)
50] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51] Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed- 52] in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54] So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." 55] " O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?" 56] The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57] But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Talk About The Risen Lord
Bible Center's passion is to see people talk about Christ. It is important that we share our faith as we interact with our community. The resurrection makes this exciting endeavor worth the time and effort. The week after Easter is a great time to engage in such conversations.
The famed British minister, W. E. Sangster, began to lose his voice and mobility in the mid-1950's. He recognized the end was near, so he threw himself into writing and praying. In his suffering he pleaded, "Let me stay in the struggle, Lord, I don't mind if I can no longer be a general, but give me just a regiment to lead." Sangster's voice eventually failed, and his legs became useless. On Easter morning, just a few weeks from his death, he wrote his daughter a letter: "It is terrible to wake up on Easter morning and have no voice with which to shout, 'HE IS RISEN!' But it would still be more terrible to have a voice and not want to shout."
FOR TODAY: Talk about the risen Christ with the people in your life.