Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Died for Us and Rose Again!

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:3 & 4.

Central to our whole faith as Christians is the fact that Jesus died for our sins but that He didn't stay dead but rather came to life again and is now in heaven with God and will come back to take us with Him to heaven someday. If we don't believe this then our faith is worthless.

 This is something to celebrate. It is also something to cause us to consider our life and whether we are truly responding to His sacrifice the way that we should. Romans 6:3-7 has some more insight into what Jesus did for us and how that should affect our lives....

 "Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin."

What an awesome promise this is!!! Thanks be to God that He IS Risen!

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