Preached by Frank Butayi on 16/04/2017

Risen With Jesus

With the death and resurrection of Jesus, scripture was fulfilled.  All the events were prophesied and God’s plan of reconciliation with man came to pass.  We were reconnected with God through Jesus.  That means we are able to enter into fellowship with God at any time without needing to ‘earn’ the right.  As Jesus rose into the open arms of God the Father, we had the way paved for us to follow Christ into relationship with God.

THROUGH CHRIST we enjoy fellowship with God the Father…

Scripture References

Matthew 28:5-6
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  (NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:4
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…  (NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:12-18
12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. (NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:14
14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  (NIV)