… and you are like Him. An exhortation
1 Cor 15:20-22
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
Jesus is unique. Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father. At Providence we confess this truth on the first Sunday of every month in the Nicene Creed. Our Savior is uniquely begotten of the Father for He was eternally begotten. There never was a time when the Son was not the Son and the Father the Father. But we are gather to worship Him not just because He is the unique Son of God, but also because He was the first of many. He is the first born from the dead.
We are gathered on Sunday because it is a day of resurrection. In our worship we reaffirm in our confessions, our songs, our prayers, sermon and supper that we are people of God. We are followers of the First Born from the dead and in all that we do in worship we anticipate our own resurrection.
We confess our sin, looking forward to the consummation of kingdom, when every sin shall be cast into the deepest sea. We sing songs of praise to the Lord in anticipation of joining our voices with redeemed from all time, who sing Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever! We turn our attention to word of God in the sermon that we might be drawn closer to our God and king, relishing the thought of an eternity with Him. We gather around His table, preparing for our marriage supper where Jesus will take up the cup and we will marvel that he has saved the best wine for last.
Beloved, the Lord’s Day is a great day of resurrection. Come and rejoice in Him and live forever.