Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thirty Days of Jesus: Day 28, Resurrection of central importance

Christmas advent. We are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.

The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.

We proceeded into looking at Jesus as the Son's preeminence, His works, and His ministry. Under ministry & works, I chose verses showing His attributes and aspects of being servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and compassionate healer; and His attributes of omniscience, having all authority and power, and sinlessness.

Now it's the last section. We'll look at His resurrection, ascension, and prophesied return. There is one day until Christmas, but I have more verses waiting. We are going to go over by a week, into the New Year, which I believe fits. When we finish, we will be looking at the New Year with all that entails, the feeling of freshness, hope, optimism for a new start. And when we finish the last verse, we will be looking through the lens of scripture at the hope and optimism of His return and that all will be made new.

On to today's picture verse. Note Paul's statement "of first importance".




Further Reading:

CARM: Jesus' resurrection was physical

Al Mohler: Of First Importance: The Cross and Resurrection at the Center
And what is of first importance? "That Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures," and "that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures." The cross and the empty tomb stand at the center of the Christian faith. Without these, there is no good news — no salvation.
Paul gets right to the heart of the matter in setting out those truths that are "of first importance." Following his example, we can do no less.

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Background and Introduction, Thirty Days of Jesus Series

Prophecy and birth

Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive

Day 2: A shoot from Jesse

Day 3: God sent His Son in the fullness of time

Day 4: Marry her, she will bear a Son

Day 5: The Babe has arrived!

Day 6: The Glory of Jesus

Jesus' Boyhood

Day 7: Magi seek the Child

Day 8: The Magi offer gifts & worship

Day 9: And the Child Grew

Day 10- the Boy Jesus at the Temple

Day 11: He was Obedient

Jesus as the SON

Day 12: The Son!

Day 13: God is pleased with His Son

Day 14: Propitiation

Day 15: The gift of eternal life

Day 16: Two Kingdoms

Preeminence of the Son, His works & ministry

Day 17: Jesus' Preeminence

Day 18: The Highest King

Day 19: Jesus emptied Himself

Day 20: Jesus as Teacher

Day 21: The Shepherd

Day 22: Intercessor

Day 23: Jesus is Compassionate Healer

Day 24: Jesus is Omniscient

Day 25: The authority of Jesus

Day 26: Jesus' sinlessness

Day 27: He rose again!

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