Some verses from my Bible study, that I thought were very appropriate as Easter approaches:
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.”
I Corinthians 15:3-8, NIV
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.
I Corinthians 15:12-14 NIV
The verses are found at Biblegateway.com, and the Bible study is one from GoodMorningGirls.org.
Continuing the theme of the week, I’d like to share a Bible passage that leads me to delight in the Lord.
It is David’s prayer from 1 Chronicles 29:10-13.
10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, Lord,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.
Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
I got this quote with the assistance of the very helpful Biblegateway.com.
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In the video I mentioned yesterday, Paul Tripp recommends gazing upon the beauty of the Lord every morning. He mentions these chapters: Isaiah 40, the last few chapters of Job, and Ephesians 1. What passages of Scripture do you read when you want to meditate on the beauty of the Lord?
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
I came across this video interview with Paul Tripp on Saturday night and wanted to share it.