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Christ Is RisenÂ by Matt Maher.
“Now I would remind you, brothers,Â of the gospelÂ I preached to you, which you received,Â in which you stand,Â and by whichÂ you are being saved, if youÂ hold fast to the word I preached to youâ€”unless you believed in vain.
ForÂ I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ diedÂ for our sinsÂ in accordance with the Scriptures,Â that he was buried, that he was raisedÂ on the third dayÂ in accordance with the Scriptures…”
“Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead,Â how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?Â But if there is no resurrection of the dead,Â then not even Christ has been raised.Â And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.Â We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God thatÂ he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.Â And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile andÂ you are still in your sins.Â Then those also whoÂ have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.Â If in Christ we have hopeÂ in this life only,Â we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in factÂ Christ has been raised from the dead,Â the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.Â For asÂ by a man came death,Â by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. ForÂ as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”
– Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 12-22