1 Corinthians 15:
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
There are 3 things that make up the gospel according to the scripture. They are the Death, Burial and Resurrection. As fundamental Christians we should understand this principle. We are saved because we believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross. But it doesn’t end there. We don’t serve a dead God. He was buried and rose on the 3rd day. A lot of people don’t know but the resurrection is the strongest evidence of Christianity. And because of that reason it is attacked the most. There was over 300 witnesses! The guards received no punishment. In Roman culture soldiers are burned to death for not following orders. The guards knew that Christ was risen. They didn’t let anyone steal his body. But the very God the came into flesh rose. I am not finish brothers and sisters. The bible records James (Jesus half-brother) rejecting Christ. And when James saw the risen Christ he believed. He was the pastor in the Jerusalem church, until he was stoned to death for teaching that Christ is the messiah. James was an enemy of Christ and he declared that Christ was risen. It is strong evidence when someone who was your enemy admits you are speaking the truth. I can go on but this is a daily devotional.
I would also like to share a bit of what was going on here where i am from. I was able to encourage my pastor to finish up the evangelism tracks for our local church. And helped them witness to many neighbors in the area. There is a lot of work needed in the church i am attending due to the change of pastor 5 years ago. The previous pastor was there for over 20 years and after he passed away its been very different. It takes time for people to adjust after being with someone so long. As we handed out tracks i met a lady that is a member at that church just hasn’t gone since the previous pastor died. And i encouraged her to return back to church. Its been very interesting here the past 2 month as the church gets ready to for what God has planned for us. They manage to finish up the nursery room. which they didn’t have ready a few months ago.
God bless 😀