THE STORY OF JESUS: 1 Corinthians 14-16
“Christ died for our sins…, was buried, was raised…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
This good news cannot be understood apart from the Big Story of Creation.
God creates everything and places His Kingdom under God-like Humans.
God-like Humans are deceived, and bring sin and death into God’s kingdom.
Jesus is the promised God-like Human (Genesis 3:15) who crushes the Serpent.
He resists the devil, dies the sinners death, and comes back to life.
Humanity is saved from sin and death, God’s Creation Kingdom is restored.
Jesus will reign (as Adam) until the last Enemy is eliminated – death.
This is good news for me, and you, but also for all people, and all creation.
We can know our partnership with Jesus as His disciples will succeed.
With His help we work to live God-like lives, trusting Jesus and the Spirit.
And God uses our labour to spread the good news, and rebuild the kingdom.
Satan may squirm and resist, but Jesus has won, and we will win with Him!
“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, boost my spirit with this news. Remind me again today that You are alive, and that my labour is not in vain!