12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
20 BUT Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. -1 Corinthians 15
Has Christ truly resurrected? The only way to understand that is to take a look into the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus located in Matthew 27: 32- 28:20, Mark 15:1- 16:20, Luke 23:26- 24:53, John 19: 16- 21:25. This moment in time is the greatest event that occurred in all of history. This story demonstrates the motive of Jesus. This is the whole purpose Jesus came to earth. He came to die for you and for me. However, it didn’t end there! Jesus not only died, but He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures. After all, Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life.” In John 11:25. We know that Jesus Christ indeed has risen. And through Him “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” –Hebrews 6:19-20. So our faith in not in vain. Our hope is not in a God who is dead, but a God who is alive. Amen? God is not dead! Jesus has risen. And so “We live by faith, not by sight.”- 2 Corinthians 5:7. Our faith is not based upon the earthly things, but on the heavenly things. And “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” -2 Corinthians 4:18. Now the question is where do you place your faith? What are your putting your trust in? Where do you believe you will end up after you die? Is your hope on something secure? Are you placing you hope on something that lasts? Is your hope based upon the eternal? If not, you need to examine yourself. If you want to place your hope on something that lasts look at these verses! Place your hope upon Jesus Christ.
-Romans 3: 10, 22-23
-Romans 5: 8
-Romans 10: 8-13
-Romans 8: 1-2
-1 Corinthians 5: 17
-Acts 4: 12
God bless you and I pray that you make the right decision today for the rest of your eternity! Today is the day of Salvation! -2 Corinthians 6: 2.