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The Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Day)

The Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Day

  • Old Test: Job 19:23–27
  • Epistle: 1 Cor 5:6–8
  • Gospel: Mark 16:1–8

“Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor 5:7). By the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, eternal death has passed over us. Now we pass with Christ through death into life everlasting. For Christ the crucified One is risen! The stone has been rolled away from the tomb, revealing that the tomb could not hold Him (Mark 16:1–8). Now our Redeemer lives eternally to save us from sin and Satan and the grave, and we can live in the sure hope of our own bodily resurrection with Christ. “After my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19:26). Feasting on the living Christ, who is our meat and drink indeed, we boldly say: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15:54–55, 57).

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