Testify to give praise to God
Psalms 78:4 -
We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
From 2 days I have been trying to send this message and was for one reason or the other not able to do so. May be God had a reason for this delay so that it is sent on this very day which is the most important day for Christianity. The birth of Christianity is founded on this day, the day Christ's resurrection is celebrated. If there is no resurrection there is no Christianity.
As Christians we are called to testify Christ and His resurrection to our children for it is this that set us apart from the beliefs of the world. We Christians think we are not called to look beyond the Bible when it comes to Christ and this is very sad. As I started studying the Bible is greater depths I have personally found so much of evidence from historical sources which prove every word of the New Testament. It is not only historically but also scientifically many of the events and facts stated in the Bible can be proved. So we do not have a belief that depends just on one's faith but a belief that can be proved is every way. In today's message the Lord asks us to testify what He did as man so that the hope spreads to all.
Today being Resurrection Day let us go out and testify Christ to all and rejoice on the hope that mankind will not perish forever and we can live for on this day He showed us there is hope in Him for He overcame death and resurrected.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we thank You for making a way when there was no way. You came as man and paid the price and broke the curse of death that was set on us. Now anyone who believes in the death and resurrection of Christ is also set free from Hell. Lord we thank You for this way that You have made for us. We pray more and more accept the Lamb of God and be saved...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
1 Corinthian 15:1-20
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also ye have received, and in which ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached to you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some have fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen by James; then by all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11 Therefore whether it was I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12 Now if Christ is preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ is not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 And indeed, we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified concerning God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not, if in fact the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
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