He is Risen!

He is risen indeed!

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that 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. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead…For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 

Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great mercy he gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

 (1 Corinthians 15:12-22; 1 Peter 1:3; John 3:16-17; Romans 10:9-10)

Have a blessed Easter.

23 Responses to He is Risen!

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    Loretta Eidson April 1, 2018 at 5:20 am #

    Amen and amen! Happy Resurrection Day!

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    LB April 1, 2018 at 5:40 am #

    Amen! He is alive!

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    Melissa Henderson April 1, 2018 at 7:19 am #

    Amen. Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!! Happy Easter!

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 1, 2018 at 7:24 am #

    This is beautiful, Steve. Thank you.

    Also very personal to me, because in the midst of a life in which my body is failing, with too much pain in too many places, too much nausea, too many daily hills to climb…there’s meaning.

    And it isn’t Heaven, though that’s certainly wrapped up in the whole. As those who know me best pray for my release – for my death – I come to realize that God chose to experience this life, this death, precisely because it’s important, and to show that it could be transcended and transfigured.

    The wine-grapes glow in the warm sun; the wheat nods its head in the summer breeze. But only on the other side of the crushing of the wine-press and the scourging of the winnowing floor do they find their true purpose. Only in their agony can they become the Blood and the Body.

    So every word I can write is worth all the care I can give. Every glance into the predawn sky deserves not just my eyes, but my full heart.

    And every hug I give, real or virtual, to a person or (more often for me!) to a dog absolutely has to carry this message:

    I love you.

    It’s the message we pay forward from the foot of the Cross.

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      John de Sousa April 1, 2018 at 10:29 am #

      Andrew, the most powerful words I have encountered today! God’s richest blessings to you, brother! Strength, peace and joy!
      And amen, Steve! Amen!

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      Judith Robl April 21, 2019 at 5:55 am #

      Andrew, my beloved younger brother, I’m sending you as many virtual hugs as this missive can contain. You are a never-ending source of inspiration and hope, a witness that in Christ all things are possible. Your courage and wit and faith shine like a full moon reflecting the Son. Blessings, grace, and peace.

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      Karen Sweet April 21, 2019 at 7:30 am #

      Andrew, the stark truth and intense beauty of your words move me. Sending much love and prayers for continued deepening of His peace and hope, my dear brother in Christ.

      Steve, Amen! Praising Him for His merciful, eternal redemption of us, today and always.

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      Christy April 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

      Praying for you!

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      Christy April 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

      Romans 8:35-39 King James Version (KJV)

      35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

      36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

      37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

      38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

      39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    Kurt E Malerich April 1, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    Amen !!

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    Bob April 1, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    The message of the cross never grows old. Thanks for sharing. Faith alone in Christ alone.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D April 1, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! Easter blessings, Steve and everyone!

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    Peggy Ernest April 1, 2018 at 11:38 am #

    He is risen, indeed!

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    Rebecca Barlow Jordan April 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    He is risen indeed! What a faithful Savior!! I have so loved your 3-day Easter posts and the beautiful messages.

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    Rashawnda Dunbar April 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    I am so thankful that He got up! He is risen indeed!

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    Ronda Weber April 2, 2018 at 8:07 am #

    He is risen indeed! And that makes all the difference…

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    J.D. Wininger April 21, 2019 at 5:13 am #

    Happy Resurrection Day Steve Laube Agency. Hie is Risen Indeed!

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    Ellen Engbers April 21, 2019 at 6:51 am #

    He is Risen and to think we will meet him one day, face to face.
    What a Day that will be!
    Hallelujah!!

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    JP April 21, 2019 at 7:46 am #

    HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

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    John de Sousa April 21, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    So good to hear the good news! Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    Marlene W Anderson April 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    He is Risen indeed! Amen!

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