The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Victory over Sin and Death

Devotions Week 17:

Without the resurrection there will not be a Christianity – Christianity stands or falls with the resurrection, and this single factor makes Christianity remarkably one of a kind. ~ Steve Kumar

The empty tomb. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed! John 20:6-8
(read 20:1-9)
The importance of the Resurrection. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith… But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians
15:13-14, 20
(read 15:13-22)
Acknowledge Him and accept the free gift of eternal life. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
(read 2:15-17)
A new birth and a new hope. Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 1 Peter 1:3
(read 1:1-9)
Faith in the Son of God. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
(read 5:1-12)
Doing good to all. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ… Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong the family of believers. Galatians 6:2, 10
(read 6:1-10)
Living hope in the Gospel of Christ. This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. Colossians 1:6
(read 1:3-6)

Light’s glittering morn bedecks the sky; heaven thunders forth its victory; the glad earth shouts her triumph high and groaning hell makes wild reply; while He the King, the mighty King, despoiling death of all its sting and trampling down the powers of night brings forth His ransomed soul to light His tomb of late the threefold guard of watch and stone and seal had barred; but now in pomp and triumph high He comes from death to victory. The pains of hell are loosed at last; the days of mourning now are past; an angel robed in light has said, “The Lord is risen from the dead.”

~Anonymous, Latin 7th century. Translated: John Mason Neale 1816-66~