The argument that there is no resurrection has taken many forms, both before Christ and since his death. But Paul argues in 1 Corinthians 15 that the historical fact of the resurrection offers a further promise: all things will be made new in Christ. Even in the face of sickness and hardship, this takes the sting out of the threat of death, because death is no longer the end. As Eric illustrated on Sunday, death becomes a servant in a cheap suit ushering us into glory.

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-26 and 51-58

When did you become convinced of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

How have you been reminded of your mortality over the last month?

How was your celebration of the resurrection different this year because of the virus?

What is one aspect of the death and resurrection of Christ that is especially precious to you this year?

Pray for each other to have hope in Christ’s resurrection.