April 9, 2023 Lord’s Day Service

The Firstfruit of the Resurrection

(1 Corinthians 15:20-26)

Overseer Sung-Hyun Kim

The resurrection of believers
is an unchangeable factor that brings
the long ministry of God’s
salvation to final completion.
Because mankind sinned against God and
became corrupt, they were bound by the
strong and deadly shackles of sin and death.
In this way, everyone
lived a life of fear,
and in gloomy prospect for the future and darkness.
However, Christ personally rose from the tomb,
resurrected, and ascended to the glory of heaven.
The resurrection is not impossible,
and it became reality for those who He allows.
Believers who belong to Him
will die bodily on earth,
but when Christ returns to the world someday,
they will resurrect in the body to live with Him
in the eternal kingdom.
After the church of Christ and believers offer
themselves sincerely to Christ with faithfulness
and love, they will become fruits of the final Rapture
behind the Lord, who is the firstfruit of the resurrection.
If they stay attached to the plan of God’s salvation,
they will really and certainly rise again,
participate in eternal victory,
and achieve the Lord’s eternal kingdom.