So if the message that is preached says that Christ has been raised from the dead, then how can some of you say, “There’s no resurrection of the dead”? If there’s no resurrection of the dead, then Christ hasn’t been raised either. If Christ hasn’t been raised, then our preaching is useless and your faith is useless. We are found to be false witnesses about God, because we testified against God that he raised Christ, when he didn’t raise him if it’s the case that the dead aren’t raised. If the dead aren’t raised, then Christ hasn’t been raised either. If Christ hasn’t been raised, then your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins, and what’s more, those who have died in Christ are gone forever. If we have a hope in Christ only in this life, then we deserve to be pitied more than anyone else. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead. He’s the first crop of the harvest of those who have died. (1 Corinthians 15:12-20, CEB)
We preach Christ raised from the dead. And if some say there is no resurrection, then our faith is false and our preaching is useless.
And today, have you ever seen a person come back to life? I have heard stories of good friends who were dead, from them. They died but were resuscitated. They were clinically dead, but are alive. So yes people are still resurrected today. We have medical science to explain it today, but it does happen.
Faith in believing Jesus was dead, but then was alive again is what gives us hope. Jesus came to show us how to live, and God showed us that if we love as God loves then death is a step in eternity and not the end.
Hope is believing in the resurrection.
Live in hope. And share love as you go.
Loving People. Loving God.