Today's scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
This message of Paul is of Resurrection and New Life. Paul is talking about Christ’s bodily resurrection, but he is also talking about his own experience of new life. For Paul, experiencing Christ gave him something deeply personal and connected him with God in an incredible new way. Most importantly this inward change brought an outward change as well. He was convicted of the message of Christian-Jews, but he also changed the way in which he lived his daily life. In fact, he became a wholly different person.
During the Season of Easter which starts on Easter Day (March 31) and runs through Pentecost (May 18) we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. What does that mean? God came to experience humanity, to experience all the facets of human-ness in order to love and be loved in a deeper way. The experience of Easter is about experiencing God’s love in a personal way and the freeing experience of a new life in Christ.
For the remainder of the Easter Season you will hear stories of Resurrection and New Life from me and my friends through this blog. Perhaps over the next few weeks you will be impacted in some way by the message of Christ and experience, through these writings, New Life!
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