Today's Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:20

Friday, April 15, 2005

ToGather: Right Side Up

This week our focus is on living by the Kingdom of God standards.

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But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
— 1 Corinthians 15:20

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

"Why do you seek the living among the dead?" These words of the angel to the women who came to Jesus' tomb are also God's words to us. Jesus is risen! Not only that, he is the firstfruits from the dead. He is the guarantee that God's harvest will happen; he is our assurance that we, too, will be raised. Death no longer has a hold on us! We are God's eternal children and death cannot separate us from his presence or his love!

My Prayer...

Father God, I praise you for your redeeming grace. I rejoice in your conquest over Satan and over his power to wound and destroy through death. I thank you for your power over the grave. Thank you for raising Jesus from the dead and giving me the assurance of life forever with you. Please bless me, dear Father, with a life that reflects the power that you have now working in me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 Corinthians 15:20 — But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.