July 26, 2022


Read – 1 Corinthians 15

What does it say?
Believers will be resurrected one day just as Jesus was raised from the dead.

What does it mean?
Enemies of Christianity were claiming that Jesus hadn’t been raised from the dead even though witnesses of His resurrection were still alive. Without the bodily resurrection of Christ, there can be no eternal salvation. Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden plunged all mankind into sin, which brought death. But Christians have no need to fear dying. Placing one’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus gives victory over sin and death. The resurrection of Christ is neither a lie nor a legend; it is the greatest fact of all history and secures the future resurrection of all believers.

How should I respond?
Americans spend millions of dollars on products to fight aging and improve their bodies. But everyone succumbs to time and faces the eventuality of death. How does reading this passage about a heavenly future change your view on your own mortality? If the thought of death frightens you, examine whether or not you have acknowledged the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for your salvation. How does His resurrection give you hope and strength to face today’s challenges? The reality of the resurrection of Jesus allows you to live with purpose and look forward to a victorious future.