Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-22
What made Christianity not just a religion but a relationship between man and God, which came about when Jesus came to this world by virgin birth, went to the cross (to die for the sins of the whole world), and rose from the dead on the third day. The church is indeed unique and is following a unique Leader and Saviour, Jesus!
We must keep telling this old story of love between God and man. John 3:16
From our text, it is clear that Christianity would have been either a religion of idiots and liars or a creed of deluded folks, if Christ did not rise from the dead.
Thank God Jesus died for our sanctification and rose for our justification. Romans 4:25. This simply means that Jesus bore the punishment for our sins, by dying on the cross, and His resurrection made us to become justified before God. That is why a true believer in Christ calls himself the righteousness of God in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21. If anyone believes in the death of Jesus, as an atonement for the sins of man, his or her sins are hidden from God and he or she passes from death/condemnation to life.
Then the question arises as to what the world (or life) would look life if Jesus had not appeared in human history? Time and space would not permit me to discuss this in detail but let me outline a few descriptions of what would have been the lot of man but for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ:
– Man would have remained in the fallen state that the sin of Adam and Eve brought upon him.
– Forces of darkness would have kept riding roughshod on man. This is still the experience of those who keep rejecting the free gift of salvation that Jesus is offering them.
– Christians would never have had the audacity to call themselves children of God. The best they would have called themselves would have been servants and slaves of God! Unless one is born again one can never know the position of comfort that a father-son relationship offers believers in Christ. Life is about relationships. If a life is saddled with bad relationships such life is bogged down with misery. A joyous life is one full of good relationships. Jesus came to remove the enmity between God and us. This emboldens us to expect a bright tomorrow because we are children of The most high God! Hallelujah!
– Christianity or the body of Christ would have been a religion of brainwashed people. Thank God this is not so because we serve a living God through His dear Son, Jesus Christ.
With all that the media and the business world are doing to reduce Easter celebrations to mere merrymaking, we should resist that temptation and keep our focus on the central figure of Easter – JESUS OUR RISEN LORD!
I declare that this will be the best Easter you ever had in Jesus name.
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Thank You Jesus.
Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Pastor E A Adeboye With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!
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