Today is Friday, March 30th, 2012; Karen's Korner #2285
As we look ahead to Easter week with Palm Sunday coming this Sunday, Karen's Korner today is taken from a one-week booklet published by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and written by Billy Graham. The booklet is titled "Victory" and features eight daily writings, taking in Palm Sunday to Easter. Each of the writings for the eight days tell readers to read several verses from the chapter of I Corinthians 15 (you might want to read that chapter some time during Easter week). Today's is verses 1 - 10.
This writing is Palm Sunday's entry:
"When I picture Jesus Christ dying on the cross, I see the free gift of God's grace in Christ reconciling to Himself all those who believe and repent. Grace occurs when something we don't deserve is given to us freely. It is the free gift of God to needy men and women. Paul said, 'God made him (Christ) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God' (I Corinthians 5:21). When Christ bore our sin on the cross, He created a value of grace and righteousness that changes the lives of men and women, and it still works today!
"The truth 'that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures' (I Corinthians 15:3), and that truth alone, has relevance to mankind today. That is because there is saving power in Christ's cross to transform any life and to change the world.
"How has the gift of God's grace changed your life?
Will you share your story this week
so that someone you know can be made
alive in Christ?"