Today, we begin a new series leading up to Christ's Victory on Easter Sunday. After He was crucified, died and was buried on Good Friday, the stone was rolled away and He triumphed over death... once for all. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul, as a witness, defends the Resurrection to unbelievers, exhorting them to understand the paramount significance of what happened that day. The Gospel.. our surest foundation for eternal victory.
Elation! Jubilation! Celebration! "He is risen; He is not here", said the angel to the women when they came to find Jesus' body at the tomb, now empty. An incredible, awesome reality for us this Good Friday, as we look to Easter Sunday and the truth of the Resurrection. We, sinners all, have been granted eternal life because of the sacrifice of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. It's the most important day in history, and as believers, it's the only faith we cling to!
Our Victory series continues as we draw nearer to Easter Sunday. Today, Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 15:12-26 that it is the Resurrection, not the Cross, that guarantees our salvation. When He rose from the grave, Jesus Christ, once for all, defeated sin, death and Satan. The Resurrection proves the exaltation of the Son by the Father... do you believe that today?