Tuesday, September 27, 2016



Romans 1:15-17 - "So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also.  For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures!"

*  Christ died for our sins, not His own - Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46; John 19:28-30; Hebrews 4:15!
*  Christ was buried in a borrowed tomb because He knew He would be resurrected in just 72 hours - Matthew 12:39-40; 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42!
*  Christ rose again, that is, His Father raised Him from the dead - Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 19:26-30! 

[Note:  There are over 30 verses in the New Testament that declare His Father raised Him from the grave:  Mt. 16:21; 17:23; Lk. 9:22; Acts 2:24, 32; 3:15, 26; 4:10; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30, 33, 34, 37; 17:31; Rom. 4:24, 25; 6:4, 9; 7:4; 8:11; 10:9; 1 Cor. 6:14; 2 Cor. 4:14; Gal. 1:1; Eph. 1:20; Col. 2:12; 1 Th. 1:10; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Pet. 1:21; etc.!]


All born again believers will also be raised by Almighty God, not because we are worthy, but because the Holy Spirit has convinced us that the Gospel is true, and that Jesus Christ is to be our Lord!  Jesus said, His Father draws us to faith in His Son; "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day" (Jn. 6:44).  Jesus said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me" (Jn. 12:32). And Jesus said:

"...I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away:  for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.  And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  of sin, because they believe not on Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak:  and He will show you things to come.  He shall glorify Me:  for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you" (Jn. 16:7-14).

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