The Resurrection can be considered a miracle because that is what it was. This lesson looks at the words of Paul found in 1 Corinthians 15 that explains what miracle of the Resurrection mean to us. Paul was one of the later disciples who met Jesus after the resurrection. Paul traveled around telling people about Jesus, His Resurrection, and the promise of eternal life for those who have faith in Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:1-26
Paul declares unto to us the gospel of Jesus Christ which we have received and wherein we stand; it is by the gospel of Jesus we are saved, if we keep in memory what Paul has preached unto us, unless we have believed in vain.
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that He was seen of Cephas, also known as Peter, then of the twelve: after that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, Jesus was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
Paul tells us that he was the last to have seen Jesus. Paul considers himself to be the least of Paul is what he is. The reason the apostles preach is so we will believe in Jesus Christ.
There were many who did not believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Just like today there are some that try to say there is no Resurrect of the dead.
Paul makes a wonderful argument when he says: “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not raised: And if Christ be not raised, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:13-14).
If Jesus Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins. Those who are dead in Christ are perished. If Christ is not raised then we that are in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Now is Christ rose from the dead, and become the first fruits (persons consecrated to God for all time) of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive every man in his own order.
That order is: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then comes the end, when Jesus shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For Jesus must reign, till he has put all enemies under His feet and that last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?
Paul reminds us that his whole mission in life was to spread the Good News that Jesus Christ lived and died for us; for the forgiveness of sins. Paul tells us there were people that had seen Jesus after His crucifixion, death and burial. These are eye witnesses to the Resurrection are our proof that we also can celebrate life.
Praise be to God Jesus Christ is risen He is risen indeed. Now Jesus is sitting on the right hand of the LORD and is at the right hand of God and makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:34).
Remember what John 3:16-17 has to tell us about the love of the LORD: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Because of the miracles of the Resurrection Jesus we are also guaranteed everlasting life. All we have to do is believe. Jesus Himself told us through Martha, the sister of Lazarus, that He was the resurrection and the life, those that believe in Him though he were dead, yet shall they live and shall never die. (John 11:23-27).
All we have to do is believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the LORD God. We are truly blessed because we have the promise of everlasting life through Jesus Christ.
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