This weekend we celebrate Easter Sunday, a day set aside to declare the glorious truth that we serve a risen Lord. In preparation, I want to share some verses from 1 Corinthians 15, the chapter that best describes the blessings of the Resurrection for us who believe.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. . . .
So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. . . .
So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:20–22, 42–45, 54–57)
Passages like this should make us humbly rejoice and say, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15)!
By the way, at the Creation Museum this summer, we will open an expanded exhibit on the life of Christ that will go into more depth about His death on the Cross and His glorious Resurrection.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.