From the Pastor’s Pen

Resurrection Sunday

Today marks the greatest celebration in the life of the Christian Church… the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And yet, over 2000 years later, some people still don’t grasp the reality of the resurrection.

The Apostle, Paul, aware of unbelief and even cynicism, addresses some of the questions hypothetically in 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20. “But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead? For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can’t be true if there is no resurrection of the dead. And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died”.

The reality is…He rose!

Jesus died so that we might have forgiveness of sin and a restored relationship with God. He rose so we might have fulness of life.

Do you believe it? If so, be a bold witness!

Pastor R. Mario Howell

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