Wednesday, March 19, 2008


When I saw the headline from one of my favorite news sources, Joel News, I wondered if we should pick up the story for our Missions Catalyst News Briefs. Sure enough. Pat, our news sleuth, said, “Being Easter week I thought it a good time to use a resurrection story.” Take a look at Ethiopia – Woman Raised from the Dead. It proved our most popular item, at least based on the click-through rates. Whether or not anyone "has a problem" with this story or questions our journalistic integrity over it, I do not know!

At any rate, I’m pleased to announce further resurrection is coming.

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true:

"Death has been swallowed up in victory."
"Where, O death, is your victory?
"Where, O death, is your sting?"

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58

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