Sunday, April 8, 2012
He is risen indeed!
Christ's Resurrection Brings Us Life
“In Adam all die.” For we are all participants in the sin of Adam, who rebelled against God in the garden and brought the curse of death into the world. But “in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22)). For He was faithful to His Father and destroyed death on the holy tree. Jesus, the Second Adam, now walks in the garden in the cool of the day and reveals Himself to the daughter of Eve (John 20:1–18). The risen Christ brings not the curse of death but the blessing of life, the resurrection of the body. He leads us through the baptismal sea to new life on the other side, conquering our mortal enemies in its depths (Ex. 14:10—15:1). In this way our Lord Jesus wipes away the tears from all faces. For He has swallowed up death forever. Let us therefore be glad and rejoice in His salvation (Is. 25:6–9)!
Cover Art: Scenes of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, 1541 attributed to Lambert Lombard (1506-1566)
To listen, pray and sing along with the service, click on this MP3 audio link.
The sermon, "Unbelievable!," begins at 33:05.
The sermon transcript will follow whenever I get around to listening and transcribing it. I dont want anyone reading the manuscript from which I preached lest something be lost.
Please stay tuned. :^)