Manage episode 325933257 series 3319995
Pastor Andy speaks about the whole meaning of the e aster story paying specific attention to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ the Messiah and the importance of this.
1 Corinthians 15, 12-23 (NIV) are key verses here "But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied". But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
Pastor Andy explains how the Resurrection is the foundational to our faith as the scripture states. Many have claimed to be the Messiah, even the Christ, but no one other than Jesus has conquered death. We praise and worship a living God. Alleluia!