Lesson of Faith-Hope Of The Resurrection

April 8th, 2013

JOHN SHIRK – In First Corinthians 15, the Apostle Paul talked about our situation if Christ did not rise from the dead. He said in verse 14, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”

He said, “If only for this life we have hope in Christ we are to be pitied more than all men.”

Paul was living with an eternal perspective. He assures us that Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, and because of His resurrection, those who are in Christ will be made alive.

Jesus told His followers, “Because I live, you also will live.” Because Jesus lives, our failures are not fatal, our faith is not futile, and death is not final. Our labor has purpose, our soul is secure, and our future is forever in the grace of God. This is our hope when our faith is in Christ to save us from our sins.

The hope of the resurrection is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk


  1. Beth Hoffer
    April 10th, 2013 at 13:03 | #1

    And to expand upon this idea a little, because of this incredible hope given to us through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead as prophesied in throughout Scripture, we are then called to share this hope that we have in Jerusalem, Judea, and to the ends of the earth. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. (I Peter 3:15a)

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