December 3, 2023 | Doug Sauder
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Begin by reading 1 Corinthians 15.
“‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)
Father, today I simply want to say THANK YOU for the salvation in which I now stand. Thank You for the work of Jesus and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who brought me from death to life and gave me rebirth and renewal. Thank You for Your love, mercy, and kindness that led me to repentance. May this truth spur me to be fully devoted to Your work in me, through me, and in the world. Amen.
According to Barna Research, more than 30 percent of professing Christians do not believe that Jesus “came back to physical life after He was crucified.” Friends, to be blunt, if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you are not a Christian, you are not saved, and you are still in your sin. If you have doubts about the resurrection of Jesus, please reach out to us at CalvaryFTL.org/Questions.
If you do believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and have trusted in Him for salvation, please pray this week for all those who profess Christianity but don’t believe in the resurrection, that the Holy Spirit would work in their mind and heart to reveal this truth to them.
Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.