Crumbs
August 14, 2020
160. Week of Third Sunday after Easter - Friday
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
          For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.   1 Corinthians 15:22
          Christ has risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For by one man came death, and by one man comes the resurrection of the dead. The one man by whom death came is the first man, Adam. Through his sin death, the wages of sin first entered into the world. And death passed upon all men, for in Adam, the progenitor of the human race, all have sinned. And death rules with dread power, extending its power into eternal death, eternal damnation. And the one man by whom comes the resurrection of the dead is the second man, Christ. Through His substitutional righteousness the free gift came upon all men to the justification of life. Righteousness and resurrection from the dead and eternal life are at hand for all men because Christ is the Substitute for all mankind. Eternal blessedness now beckons invitingly from beyond the grave. This is how it is: Christ, our Saviour and Substitute, has risen from the dead and become the first-fruits of them that sleep in the bowels of the earth. Christ died for us, and conquered death for us, and as the first-fruits He rose from the dead and entered into eternal life - as the first-fruits. All that are His own through faith must and shall follow Him in the resurrection to come and enter life eternal with Him. For in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. O child of Adam and heir of death by nature, watch and pray that you may abide in Christ; then you shall most certainly arise to inherit eternal life.
          PRAYER: - My Lord and Saviour, who like the first sweet little flower of spring lifted Your head from the icy pall of winter; grant that to my dying day I may be among those who through faith are rooted in You and grown together with You, that I, too, may rise from the dead, and bloom in eternal life with all that are Yours. Amen, Lord Jesus, keep me from the gloomy, deadly deceit of unbelief. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 14, 2020