Identity - Week 28

Jul 24, 2011    Dan Jarrell    1 Corinthians 15:12-41

RESURRECTION! What if it didn't happen? How would our lives be different if the resurrection were just a myth or a religious fable and not an historical reality? Every promise of faith would be empty. Hope would vaporize. We would still be in our sin, guilty before God and destined for judgment. Fear would be energized were it not for the resurrection and the grief of losing a loved one, of knowing the end of life on this earth was really the end of life, would be overwhelming. Everything substantive about the Christian faith fully depends upon the promise of resurrection.

Today we consider this spectacular promise and its implications for how we live. It's a paradigm shifting truth. It can rearrange every value in your life and change the way you look at every challenge, opportunity, and experience. At the core, followers of Jesus are people of hope and that hope depends upon the resurrection. I pray you are encouraged by this passage today and challenged to rethink how your life reflects confidence in the fact and the promise of resurrection.

- Dan Jarrell