Sunday, April 16, 2006

He Is Risen Indeed!

We liked this poster so much we "borrowed" it for our new message series here at NewLife, entitled Heartbeat.

Don't let the chocolate bunnies & plastic eggs fool you - there is so much more to Easter than a sugar high & old ladies in hats.

If there's no resurrection, there's no living Christ. And face it--if there's no resurrection for Christ, everything we've told you is smoke and mirrors, and everything you've staked your life on is smoke and mirrors. Not only that, but we would be guilty of telling a string of barefaced lies about God, all these affidavits we passed on to you verifying that God raised up Christ--sheer fabrications, if there's no resurrection.

If corpses can't be raised, then Christ wasn't, because he was indeed dead. And if Christ wasn't raised, then all you're doing is wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever. It's even worse for those who died hoping in Christ and resurrection, because they're already in their graves. If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot. But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.
1st Corinthians 15:13-20 (The Message)

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