Day 3 - Belief
“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see. For a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” --Luke 24:38-39
The Bible says that over 500 people saw Jesus alive after he had been dead and buried for three days. He appeared before His followers on numerous occasions, and in the example above even conversed with His disciples and asked them to physically touch His body to see that He really did overcome death and the grave!
Because of Jesus’ resurrection, those of us who believe in Him as God’s Son are now reconciled in relationship to God the Father, and we are told in 1 Corinthians 15 that we are heirs to the kingdom of God; that we need no longer fear separation from God after death but are offered eternal life with Him in heaven.
God offers this to us freely, and part of our belief must be that we cannot save ourselves from sin: we are not the ones who overcame the grave, Jesus was, and when we believe in Him, as it says in Acts 16:31, we will be saved.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. What does it mean to you that Jesus Christ is victorious over death and that we no longer have to fear it as a consequence for sin.