Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Resurrection -Celebration of Life
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
v22 “for all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ”
Here Apostle Paul is explaining some biblical truths about resurrection. For through man death entered the world because of sin, and God at His appointed time sent his Son who was the perfect lamb to satisfy the requirements of His wrath against the transgression of sin. Through Christ death was conquered forever for the first time, which made Him the first fruit, because he was raised from death to eternity. He is risen, so that death has no dominion over him. He is risen with the everlasting promise to those who are in Christ, who will also arise when Jesus returns.
Adam's family consists of all mankind who are under the wrath of God and Christ’s family consists of all who are in Christ, and shall be made alive through his resurrection. Believers who are in Christ will not experience the second death which is spiritual. Apostle continues to say that when all things are subdued unto Jesus, it does not mean that Son is above God. Son himself will be subjected to the one who put all things in subjection under him, so that God may all in all. This theology is hard to understand, because even when Son is part of the Trinity, He has to give the Kingdom back to Father God, once every creature and Satan were subdued under His feet. Jesus will eventually be the King of the New heaven and earth, where he will dwell among His believers. However, Jesus will share his deity as part of the holy Trinity and will be worshiped by all.
Lord Jesus, we praise you, glorify you, for your name is above all, every knee shall bow before you, every tongue shall praise your name. You alone are our hope and comfort into the future. Bless us with your divine grace which enable everyone to live a life with resurrection experience. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
If Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile and we are still in our sins.
Dr.John K.Thomas Tabor MTC Staten Island
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church