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A Good Friday To Easter Life Changing Reflection

good friday to easter reflection

On Easter Sunday, Christians rejoice in the resurrection of Christ. As this Lent season is concluding in three days, there is a life changing reflection found in 1 Corinthians 15:17. 

There are many things in my life with “and if” implications.

I can’t imagine how my life would have turned out if some things hadn’t happened. 

Often called the Resurrection Chapter, Paul reminds us in the 15th chapter of Corinthians that believing on Christ's resurrection is foundational to our faith.

In verses 14 and 17, his “and if” messages help us to reflect on the profound impact of Christ being raised and to not take for granted his victory over sin and death on our account.

And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith (1 Corinthians 15:14).

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins (1 Corinthians 15:17).



Both words useless and worthless implies having no real value or use.

Does your faith in Jesus Christ inspire you to a deeper relationship with him? Inspire you to live for the One who loved us to death and saved us from our sins? 

In a dying world, our faith is desperately needed; it can't be worthless.

Paul emphatically declares in verse 20, But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most powerful and important celebration of the Christian faith. It gives purpose, meaning, and hope to our lives.  Because he lives, we too will live, in the newness of life.

How beautiful the angel’s declaration to Mary on that glorious morning:  He is not here, for he has risen!

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Prayer:  Thank You, Lord, that while I was yet a sinner, you died for me. Your being raised from the dead gives my faith meaning.  Forgive me if I've taken for granted your death, burial, and resurrection and live as if my faith is worthless. Or live as if my sins are no big deal to you. I want my faith to be worthy of You who called me out of darkness into the marvelous light.  Help me to know you as Risen Savior—not just on Easter—but until I see you face to face in all of your glory.


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