“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 buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”
1 Corinthians 15:3–4
Christians know that our belief is grounded in Jesus Christ, who is truly God and truly man. He was born into this world, He died and He rose again. Because of Him we know what it is to be brand-new, forgiven and clean. Because of Him we know that death will not hold us, for the hold death had on us is forever gone.
In the glimmering dawn of the first Easter, the women who came to minister to a dead man found instead an empty tomb.
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:55–57
“…who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord…”
He is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
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Original content: Copyright ©2012 Iwana Carpenter