Saturday, March 26, 2016

Resurrection





1 Peter 1:18-25

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

"For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."

This is a not-so-familiar passage about the sacrifice of Christ, written by the apostle, Peter. If you remember, Jesus gave him the keys of the kingdom. One of these keys was used by Peter when he preached the first gospel sermon, which opened the spiritual kingdom of Christ which exists today, and of which we can be part of when we obey the gospel.

It is good that we can trace this event in history to the time of year it happenned.  Also, we in the churches of Christ who take communion each Lord's Day throughout the year are observing the death, buriel and resurrection until He come. We enjoy that privilege each week when we participate in the memorial ceremony instituted by Christ shortly before his crucifixtion. 

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Happy Easter!

Mara said...

I have never read or heard these exact words before. They are beautiful and uplifting. Our Easter mass today was so lovely and the best part of my day.

littlegraycottage said...

Hallelujah dear Lydia! The Lord God Almighty reigns!

Lydia said...

This passage is not read as often as other ones for this occasion, but are very descriptive and meaningful.

Debbie Gnagey said...

A Blessed Easter to you and your family! Praise God! He is risen!

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Easter.

He is Risen. He is Risen INDEED! ALLELUIA!

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Nancy said...

The Lamb , foreordained before the foundation of the earth! I always have to stop and marvel at that. I am so happy to think that we are sisters in Him.

Andrea R said...

Such power in these words of redemption. Thank you for this! Love you, dear friend.

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