“Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that HE WAS RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.”-{1 Cor 15:1-6}

“…If there is no resurrection of the dead, then

not even Christ has been raised. and

if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

More than that, we are then found to befalse witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that He raised Christ from the dead. But He did not raise Him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people to be most pitied.”– {1 Cor 15:13-19}

Note if No resurrection Of The Dead

  • Christ Has NOT Been Raised
  • Our Preaching Is USELESS
  • Your Faith Is Useless
  • We Are Found to Be False Witnesses About God
  •  Your Faith Is Futile
  • You Are Still In Your Sins
  • Those Who Have Fallen Asleep In Christ Are LOST
  • We Are Of ALL People To Be Most Pitied.

If No Resurrection Of The Dead The Above Are The Dire Consequences… and if this is all we had of the Scriptures we are without Hope and this is the be all and end all and is a hopelessness, no future, fatalism… “But God…” in verse 20  we come across these two Beautiful words full of Hope …“BUT CHRIST!”

” But Christ…”  The dark scene of humanity takes a beautiful turn like the dawning of the day that dispels the darkness of night arises this beautiful, powerful, redeeming hope imparting, salvation giving Person, who dispels the spiritual darkness with Hope. His death for our sins, His burial and on the third day we read He arose from the dead for our justification and HOPE is Born, Hope is offered, hope has a name. “CHRIST!… and it all Hinges on what God has done. He has raised Christ having accepted His sinless sacrifice on our behalf . He our Substitute has stood in our place, bearing our shame, our sin and paying the penalty that we may not die in our sins and be lost to a Christless eternity, but in turning to God in repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, receive from Him the effects of His Resurrection, we receive the Good News, the Gospel and stand on the Gospel message and we are Saved from the wrath of God, the dominion of satan and the consequences of sin and are saved- rescued from and delivered having been transferred into the Kingdom of the Beloved Son. So for the darkest moment of  our personal sinful humanity there is  Hope for there is a “BUT CHRIST!” in the words of 1 Cor 15:20 End your sentence with “But Christ,”

When doubts and accusations would seek to discourage you, when past failures and sin would come before you, when the evil one tempts with fears of the future answer with “BUT CHRIST”…When thoughts of death come and the doubts by the evil one suggesting you are not ready let these precious, powerful, personal all conquering words of Jesus comfort and convey the eternal reality backed by God Himself who cannot lie nor fail, His assurance to you in the midst of the temptation and evil one’s onslaught, “BUT CHRIST …” Listen To God Himself in Scripture saying “BUT CHRIST has indeed Been RAISED from the dead!”… This is shouting Ground, This is Firm, Eternal, GOD ASSURED Foundation for you!  

“BUT CHRIST has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For since death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when He comes, those who belong to Him. Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all his enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For He “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under Him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.  When He has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to Him who put everything under Him, so that God may be all in all.-{1 Cor 15:20-28}


GOOD- GOD NEWS… THERE IS A “BUT CHRIST…” for You and this is why we have To Keep going and sharing MOTIVATION….

“… Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, 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 Cor 15:58} –

* PRAISE God – Stop This Moment and Praise Him for His Provision . Here is Hope ….“BUT CHRIST”

*SHARE with Someone the GOD NEWS- “BUT CHRIST!”