Facing the Logic of the Resurrection

Overview

On Sunday we will consider 1 Corinthians 15:12-34.  In the text Paul calls us to face the logic of what it means for our lives, present and future, that Christ has been raised - he will always call us to face the logic of what it would mean if Christ had not been raised.  In so doing Paul reminds us that the way we think influences the way we live. If you believe that Christ has been raised, is it affecting the way you live?  

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Take a few minutes to read through 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 if you can.  Below is a excerpt:

12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
— 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Think it Through

Has the resurrection of Christ truly changed your life?  How do you consciously live your life differently in light of the fact that Christ has risen? Share your comments below.

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