Resurrection by Pastor Leslie
Daily reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57
Thursday May 12, 2016

Focus passage: But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead.  He’s the first crop of the harvest of those who have died. 1 Corinthian 15:20

What Paul teaches us is that our understanding of resurrection speaks volumes about our understanding of God and God’s relationship to us.
The resurrection of Jesus isn’t just something we remember and celebrate; it provides an invitation to each of us to be resurrection people.

Jesus’ resurrection is the final hurdle for us all.  It conquers the greatest fear we all posses, which is the fear of death.  As resurrected people, we no longer fear death and not just in a way of thinking that on that day when I die I no longer need to fear death, as if resurrection is a onetime event in our faithful life.  We can experience death in other ways in our life, not just physical bodily death.  We are to know that no matter what we are facing, however challenging and hard it might be, God is present.

Prayer:  God you conquer all of our fears, help me to live fully today free from the things that bring me down and rob me of joy.  Amen.


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