Sunday, May 20, 2012

resurrection hope

Good evening brothers and sisters,
Thanks to everyone in worship this morning for your great participation. I was tired when I walked in this morning and left excited and energized. God is so good and I love being on this journey with you all. Today's reading completes Paul's discussion of the resurrection of the dead, the teaching we discussed this morning in worship. It's such a blessing to know that God has us safe in his arms every moment of our life and beyond the grave. Trusting in God we can take risks for justice and for our faith. Knowing God can raise the dead gives us hope that even in the worst situations God is at work, and one day God will bring us all safely home.

Blessings on the week,


1 Corinthians 15:51-58
51Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

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