Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our Responsibility in the Resurrection

Heard a great message this morning from I Corinthians 15:1-11 on the Resurrection.  I have heard this passage before, but wow, it brought new meaning this morning as I heard it taught again.  Do you realize that without the Resurrection we have no hope.  As a Christian that is the one thing that is different from all the other religions in the world is that our Savior is alive, not dead!  We have proof in the scripture.
The application in this passage was so good. First, Paul takes time in the first few verses to first give proof that Christ rose from the dead.  All of a sudden, Paul takes a detour and starts telling his life story. He talks about how broken he was and how he was the least to be called an apostle.  Think about Paul's life...he was a murderer, hater of the Christians and Christ saved him and used him in a mighty way.  We can't let our past point us toward feeling like God can't use us or we are defeated.  We also can't be swelled up with pride like we have arrived and we are the best Christian that has arrived.  Paul gives us a practical reminder that no matter who we are talking with we should be able to tell our story of how the gospel has changed our lives.  The problem is that most of the time we give excuses to why (we are shy, don't know what to say) when in reality without Christ we are nothing!  Why would we not want to share that with everyone we come into contact with?

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