Telling the Gospel – Victory in Christ

Victory_300“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
– 1 Corinthians 15:54b-57

When mankind fell into sin, death entered the world and the condemnation of hell became the future of every human being.  This is the result of rebelling against God.  What can we do?

Some would say that we should just try to live good lives and be nice to people.  If we are a good person, God will let us unto heaven.  However, God gave us His Law in the 10 Commandments and then told us how well we have to do.  “You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)  Against that standard, we see that the Law does not provide a way to be good enough to get into heaven.  The Law only condemns us, each sin building a case against us not being perfect.

But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!!  When Jesus died on the cross and rose again from the grave death was swallowed up in victory.  Now death has no victory and no sting because Jesus has defeated death and hell.  Through faith in Jesus, His victory becomes our victory.  No longer does death have any power over us, but we have eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Praise the Lord!!

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