• Is There Life After Death? Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1-28

    In 1 Corinthians 15:12–19 Paul employs logic and reason throughout as he argues with the Corinthians. What does this say to you about the importance of these verbal tools in the furtherance of the Gospel? Should your church offer a short course on logic and logical fallacies to sharpen the minds of believers? View Resource

  • Dying in Faith Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1–58

    The resurrection of Christ guarantees that He has made an effectual sacrifice for sin and that we too will one day be resurrected. It guarantees the justice of God and gives us hope in the midst of this evil world. Thank God for raising Christ from the dead, and strive to live your life in anticipation of this glorious hope. View Resource

  • Faith and Death Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1-58

    It can be easy to see the injustice around us and believe that things will never be set right. However, God’s Word proclaims that a day of perfect justice is coming. Those who live by faith do not lose sight of the justice to come. They are encouraged to keep fighting for what is right, knowing that their efforts will not ultimately be futile. God will finally reward all those who do what is right in obedience to Him View Resource

  • Christ is Risen Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    Since the Enlightenment, many have said the resurrection is impossible and that we can still have Christianity even if we deny the supernaturalism of Scripture. However, if Christ has not been raised then our faith is in vain (1 Cor. 15:14). Both Scripture and many empirical evidences attest to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to increase your faith in His resurrection and when you doubt, review both the Bible and the evidence for the resurrection. View Resource

  • The Hope of Christ’s Resurrection Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    There are many books that present the historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ, and it can be helpful to be aware of the convincing case that Jesus rose from the dead. If we are confident of the resurrection, we will be assured that there is a day of judgment to come when our suffering will be vindicated. As we are able, let us study so as to grow in our conviction of the resurrection and to bear witness to the truth of Christ. View Resource

  • The Surety of Our Resurrection Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    Knowing that Jesus has been raised from the dead gives us the sure hope of eternal life and the confidence that all wrongs will eventually be righted. We are sure that Jesus has been raised from the dead because of the sure testimony of the Word of God, testimony that is confirmed by the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, the historical witness to the resurrection, and much more. We can trust the sure promises of our trustworthy Creator. View Resource

  • Trusting in Death Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:12-22

    It is normal to fear death, for death is not normal. Do you struggle with this fear? Remind yourself that Christ’s resurrection is the heart of your faith. He said He would not stay dead, and He did not. Then reflect on His promises for believers in the next life (see below). Take this struggle to Him and ask for the ability to trust Him for all eternity. View Resource

  • Beholding His Glory Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:12–58

    We are not inherently immortal, as the ancient Greeks believed, but depend on the Lord’s sustaining power for our continued existence. If we are in Christ, our souls go to heaven when we die, only to be reunited with our bodies at the resurrection, and we will live forever in God’s presence. We will see Him face to face, and that is the day for which we must long. On that day, we will glorify Him with all that we are, never having to worry about falling short of His glory again. View Resource

  • Christ Resurrected Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20-22

    We understandably think readily of the cross when we consider the saving work of Christ because the atonement pays for our transgressions and cleanses us from sin. But Christ’s resurrection is equally important. Without His resurrection, Christ’s death would have been no more significant than the death of any other person. Meditate on the resurrection today and thank God for how it guarantees your salvation. View Resource

  • Christ’s Resurrection and Ours Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–23

    John Calvin writes, “As … Adam did not die for himself alone, but for us all, it follows, that Christ in like manner, who is the antitype, did not rise for himself alone; for he came, that he might restore everything that had been ruined in Adam.” Redemption involves the rescue and renewal of our souls and our bodies. God cares enough about the physical world to redeem it, so we must care enough about His world to meet the physical needs of hurting people. View Resource

  • The Covenant Fulfilled Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20-24

    We say we are saved by grace alone — which is absolutely true. But this grace is only available to us at Christ’s expense. Only because He came and perfectly fulfilled the covenant of works could God graciously impute His righteousness to us. Never forget the obedience and price Jesus paid in order to extend this grace to us. View Resource

  • The Everlasting Reign Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–28

    Even as the world seems to get darker and darker we can be sure of one thing — that Jesus is on His throne and nothing is happening apart from His kingly authority. His sovereign reign allows us to trust Him in even the most difficult circumstances of life and gives us hope that our troubles are not ultimately in vain. Let us be encouraged by these words and press on, confident in the sovereign reign of the Savior. View Resource

  • The Resurrection of Christ Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–57

    We must never downplay the glory and importance of our Lord’s resurrection. Not only does it provide for His vindication, but it is also the foundation for our own resurrection and victory over death. We do look forward to being in the presence of God at our deaths, but our final hope is the resurrection in which our spirits will be reunited with perfected bodies and when we will forever experience the glorified state that the Lord intended for us from the very beginning. View Resource

  • Are We Born Free Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:22

    Few would claim the mantle of Pelagius today, but it is a common belief that God’s commands imply our ability to obey. Thus, many people overestimate the degree to which they have kept God’s law. We must have a strong, biblical doctrine of sin, or we will view ourselves more highly than we ought. Are you convinced that you are a sinner and without hope save for the grace of the Lord? View Resource

  • Bearing the Man of Heaven’s Image Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:35–49

    We do not need to know many details about the intermediate state, or even our final state for that matter. It is enough to know that the Lord says it will be better than what we enjoy now, for He is trustworthy and we know that He only speaks the truth. Yet God is gracious in giving us some details to satisfy our curiosity. In any case, the best thing about heaven is that Christ will be there, and He will satisfy our deepest longings for goodness, truth, beauty, and love. View Resource