Saturday, April 15, 2006

HE IS RISEN!


Our Faith is not in vain!

We are no longer in our sins!

Those who have died in Christ are with Him!

We are the least to be pitied because our Hope is not in vain!
(1 Cor. 15:13-20)

Through Christ’s death and resurrection, our regeneration is insured. He rose from the dead to bring us new life, for the same power that raised Christ from the dead is raising us also (Eph 1:18-20). For we have been buried with Him by baptism into death and raised through His resurrection so we can walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4,11).

Through Christ’s death and resurrection, our justification was insured. As His word says, He was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification (Rom. 4:25). In the resurrection God the Father gave His Amen to Christ’s propitiating work.

Through Christ's death and resurrection we are promised that we too will be resurrected in bodies that are imperishable (1Cor. 15: 42-44). For He is the “first fruits” of many brethren (1 Cor. 15:20), as His word promises, “God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power (1 Cor 6:14).” Be not dismayed though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day (1 Cor. 4:16). And yet even though the outward man perish now, we to can cry out with Job, “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God (Job 19:25-26).

Happy Easter!

Doug

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5 Comments:

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 11:32:00 PM, Anonymous missmellifluous said...

Thankyou for the solid, scriptural summary you have given of the Easter message.

I have been contemplating these verses from 1 Corinrthians 15:

"3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Peter,[b] and then to the Twelve. 6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. "

He is risen indeed! Happy Easter!

 
At Sunday, April 16, 2006 5:18:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Great post, Doug. Hope you and yours have a very Happy Easter. I love the inspiration that I always receive from your blog.

 
At Sunday, April 16, 2006 6:26:00 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

He is risen, indeed!

 
At Sunday, April 16, 2006 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Cameron Cloud said...

Great thoughts on the resurrection! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

 
At Monday, April 17, 2006 8:42:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

AMEN! much the same as I said on my own blog! We live because He Lives! Hope your Resurrection Day was glorious!

 

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