Series: Living For Jesus:
Normal Christianity in an Abnormal World

Title: A Grain of Wheat

Scripture: 1st Corinthians 15:35-41 (Read)

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Call To Worship

Songs We’ll Be Singing Together

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Only a Holy God – Cityalight
Let Your Kingdom Come – Sovereign Grace
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death – Keith & Kristyn Getty
The Table – Chris Tomlin


Call to Worship: Devotional (By Pastor Dan Loch)

1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.
2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have nothing good besides You.”
3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
They are the majestic ones; all my delight is in them.
4 The pains of those who have acquired another god will be multiplied; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will I take their names upon my lips.

5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot.
6 The measuring lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my inheritance is beautiful to me.

7 I will bless the Lord who has advised me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
8 I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.

10 For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
You will not allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
11 You will make known to me the way of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 16:1-11 (NASB)

“Sheol” is the Hebrew word for “the grave”. In these verses we find a simple, yet profound promise. David sings “You will not abandon my soul to Sheol”. In reference to Jesus, this is the promise that He will rise, leaving behind an empty tomb. For us, it is the hope of the resurrection. Because Christ has left behind an empty tomb we can rest assured knowing that He will not leave His brothers and sisters in the grave. No matter the hardships we face now, remember that the fullness of our joy is found in Christ and the life that He gives.

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