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” ….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 Corinthians 15 24-28
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul proclaims the centrality of the resurrection, not only in the life of a believer, but also in God’s plan for all the cosmos. Beginning at vs. 20, Paul declares the resurrection of Christ as the “first fruits,” a taste or forerunner of something even greater. For believers, it is the promise of our own resurrection, but in verses 24-27 Paul proceeds to portray the resurrection as the guarantee that God’s purposes for all creation will be fulfilled. Because of the resurrection, the Son will reign until everything has been “put under his feet.” The day will come when Christ will be triumphant over all (Philippians 2:9-10).
Because of the resurrection, God’s people can be assured that His purposes will come to completion, and God who is the source of all things will be revealed as “all in all.” Hope and change are ultimately found in the promise of transformation in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We live in confidence that God’s purposes for our lives and all creation will be fulfilled.
Holy Week Observances
April 13 – Holy Thursday
7:00 p.m. – Holy Thursday Tenebrae Service
April 14 – Good Friday
12:00 p.m. – ECCC Good Friday Service at Calvary
April 16 – Easter Sunday
6:30 a.m. – “Sunrise” Service at St. Joseph’s Residence
8:45 a.m. – Easter Breakfast in Ministry Center
9:30 a.m. – Resurrection Egg Hunt for children through grade 4
10:00 a.m. – Easter Worship: A Celebration of the Resurrection