Risen, Exalted, Coming Again!

Scripture reading for July 25th:  1st Corinthians 15, Psalm 148, Proverbs 24

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 15:20-26 “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  But each in his own order:  Christ the firstfruits, then at His coming those who belong to Christ.  Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.  For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.  The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 

The church needed encouragement and explanation concerning the resurrection and the events of the last days.  Paul carefully explained how Christ was raised from the dead as the firstfruits of those resurrected.  Those in Adam–never born again in Christ, will die, but those in Christ shall be made alive and will be with Christ as He returns.  Christ will reign destroying all His enemies, the last is “death”!

Faith Confession:  I believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive at God’s right hand, ruling until all His enemies are destroyed. In His resurrection, I am made alive in Him and will join Him in His rule on earth.

Psalm 148:11-13 “Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!  Young men and maidens together, old men and children!  Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for His Name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.”  

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