The fact is:  Christ has been raised from the dead!

Resurrection is Hope!  Resurrection is fact-based hope for something eternally better

than the best and worst we experience in this life!  Resurrection doesn’t promise that all

will be well this side of death, nor that we will understand and make sense of it all.  But

resurrection gives us the hope-filled promise that no matter how bad it gets, even to

death of dreams, death of those we love, death of our bodies, we will live again with

Resurrection is Victory!  Resurrection is victory over the last enemy (death) and over

every enemy between here and there!  We will all face death, but death will not be our

ultimate defeat.  Death will lead us to resurrection and there we will find victory in

Christ Jesus over everything that has defeated us!

Resurrection is Life!  Resurrection is life with no “sell-by” date.  Resurrection is after

death (so death has no more power over us) and resurrection is the introduction to a

new kind, quality, dimension of life that we have never experienced before and will

never be taken away from us.  “Christ was raised first; then when Christ comes back, all

Father, I’m writing about something I believe but don’t understand.  You’ve given us

glimpses in the words of Job, David, Jesus, Paul, and so many others.  I believe the

words that tell the truth and I believe the truth of Resurrection.  May faith grow and

encouragement flow from these words!  In Jesus’ Name!




Jim Stephens


Reading:  1 Corinthians 15; Psalm 149

20 But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of

a great harvest of those who will be raised to life again. 21 So you see, just as death

came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has

begun through another man, Christ. 22 Everyone dies because all of us are related to

Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new

life. 23 But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised first; then when

Christ comes back, all his people will be raised. 24 After that the end will come, when

he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having put down all enemies of every

kind. 25 For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. 26 And

the last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:20-26 NLT)

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