#321 – LET ME REMIND YOU (5/4/21)
Updated: Apr 5
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When I first became a Christian, I remember wondering why the resurrection was important. If Jesus died for my sins, I reasoned, why is it important that He was raised to life?
This week, following Easter Sunday, I’d like to focus on the message of the resurrection. I thought that it might be quite interesting to look, briefly, at extracts of Paul’s longest teaching on this from 1 Corinthians 15.
Let me remind you
‘Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.’ (1 Corinthians 15:1)
‘Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.’ (Philippians 3:1)
Paul knows that some in Corinth are having trouble with the resurrection and so he’s writing to ‘remind’ them. He’s reminding them so they can ‘take their stand’. We ‘stand’ against demonic powers who want to undermine our faith in Jesus’ resurrection,
‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.’ (Ephesians 6:10-11)