So sorry that I am a few days late! We had unexpected company show up this week, so I got behind with my Bible study posts. I’ll try to get them all posted as soon as possible.
This week, we are studying why the resurrection matters. We hear a lot about Christ’s death, but not so much about His resurrection. Christ rising again from the dead was crucially important! Let’s look at a few scriptures …
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (TLB) says:
“I passed on to you right from the first what had been told to me, that Christ died for our sins just as the Scriptures said he would, and that he was buried, and that three days afterwards he arose from the grave just as the prophets foretold.”
And now, this is why the resurrection is so important to us …
1 Corinthians 15:12-14 (TLB):
“But tell me this! Since you believe what we preach, that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying that dead people will never come back to life again? For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ must still be dead. And if he is still dead, then all our preaching is useless and your trust in God is empty, worthless, hopeless;”
If Christ had not risen again from the dead, what hope would we have? Once we were dead, we would simply cease to exist. What a bummer!
Isn’t it awesome to know that we aren’t just going to turn back into dust once we die? As believers in Christ, we can rest in the knowledge that once we pass away from this earth, we will be living in glorious beauty and love with Him. ♥