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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Goal of Discipleship

"And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins." (1 Corinthians 15:17)

For centuries, those who professed faith in Christ have celebrated His resurrection and have lived in the hope of bodily resurrection through Him. This is the one word of truth that followers of Jesus Christ can speak to those who are dying and to those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

The Apostle Paul connects the resurrection of Jesus to the forgiveness of sins. Indeed, His defeat of death is also the defeat of sin, for sin and death are linked.

The hope of eternal life through faith in Jesus' resurrection is the central message of the Christian disciple. The goal of discipleship is to bring people to this hope and to encourage and equip them to share it maturely.

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