• 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

  • 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

  • Raised Up to New Life Devotional

    Colossians 3:1-4

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage: “No one can rise again with Christ, if he has not first died with him.” If we would enjoy the new life that fuels our sanctification and grants us imperishable bodies, we must die to sin. To be raised with Jesus, we must repent and turn to Him. After conversion, we must walk in repentance to enjoy the Spirit’s power. If we do not die daily to sin, we cannot truly enjoy the new, resurrected life that Jesus shares with His people. View Resource

  • The Burial of Christ Devotional

    John 19:38–42

    Because the Bible is the Word of God, nothing in it was included by accident. We may not always know why certain facts are recorded and not others, but we do know there is a reason for every word in Scripture. Understanding the meaning and significance of all the Bible’s words takes some work, but it is well worth the effort. Thus, we should be diligent students of Scripture and meditate on its contents. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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