Happy Resurrection Sunday from the Lopezes!
"But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:20)
The apostle Paul later wrote to the Corinthian church, stressing in detail the "many infallible proofs" (Acts 1:3) that Christ is risen indeed.
There were apparently some who, even at that time, doubted whether the dead would ever live again, so Paul reminded them: "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:13-14)
But it is not in vain! It can be shown that the bodily resurrection of Christ is a proven fact, as certain as any other fact in ancient history. "Now is Christ risen from the dead." And then our text also says that He is merely "the first fruits" in the great resurrection promised for all who accept Christ as Savior. He Himself promised: "because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19) He also promised: “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. "(John 14:1-3)
What a wonderful, beautiful, Living Savior and friend we have in Jesus!!!!
And remember, Christ is risen indeed! And God indeed "has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” (1 Peter 1:3)
To God be the glory and power forever,
Bj and Andrea Lopez