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Senior Living - October 13, 2016

How to overcome death and gain life

October 13

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. - 1 Corinthians 15:22

The family of Harry Bliss surely had no clue that their mourning would inaugurate a tide of death rarely seen before in human history. The year was 1899 in New York City, and Harry was the very first person to be killed in an automobile accident. Since Harry’s death, more than 3.5 million people have died from car crashes in the United States alone.

Few could have imagined that Harry would be the first of millions of casualties from car crashes. The attitude was probably much the same when the first man, Adam, introduced spiritual death into the world. He and Eve probably never understood the full consequences of eating the fruit.

Today, we see those consequences in pain, suffering, and death all over the world. In fact, there’s no place we can go to escape the results of Adam’s disobedience so long ago.

That’s why Jesus came. Because though we may die in Adam, we are made alive in Christ. Now that doesn’t mean we escape all the results of sin. But we do look forward to the day when sin will be no more… when death, sickness, and sadness are a distant memory.

Jesus reversed the curse of Adam. Thank God for that truth and trust in Him to overcome death!

Prayer Challenge

Pray that God would help you continually look to Christ to set you free from the curse of sin and inherit eternal life!

Questions for Thought

When you look at the world today, what negative effects of sin do you see prevalent?

How does it make you feel that Jesus came to take away the curse of sin for you?

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