What if there was no Easter?
It’s a question that we don’t ask because we already know the truth of the matter.
However, what if…?
For the Apostle Paul it’s an important thought. And it’s an important thought as we worship together at church and as we gather in family worship. Here’s Paul’s view:
[tweet_dis]If Christ is not raised then we are… most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:14[/tweet_dis]
You see, if Christ had not been raised, then all is in vain. Our preaching is in vain. Our faith is meaningless. Stupid…in other words. And we are still miserably left in our sins. Those who have already died—gone forever. Hopeless.
This is something to contemplate, then, with our families. As we anticipate Easter Sunday, we only really appreciate it if we realize the dire consequences of a different conclusion.
Here’s the full text of Paul’s thinking if Jesus remained in the grave.
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1 Corinthians 15:14-18
LINKS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP
In the links below, we have once again R.C. Sproul, Sr. giving his thoughtful and clear explanation about Jesus’ resurrection and our justification. Give a read and please leave a comment below how this affects you in your Christian life and family discipleship. Thanks.
We also have Pastor Doug Wilson explaining the resurrection and what it means to confess in the “resurrection of the body.”
Feel free to consider these questions and answer below. Thanks for sharing.
How is our family discipleship shaped by Jesus’ resurrection?
How are we sharing the faith in the resurrection to others who are without hope?