Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Resurrection: Our basis for service

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (I Cor. 15:58)

The context of I Corinthians 15 deals with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the end of this great chapter we find the fact that because Jesus' tomb is empty (or vain) that all of our labor for the Lord is not vain. Our faith is not in vain, our saved loved ones who died, are not dead in vain. The Scriptures are not written in vain. The fact of the Resurrection should bolster us to continue to serve the Lord. We are called to be steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding, and because we serve a risen Savior we can do the work that He has called us to do in the manner that He wants us to do it in.

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