Gospel Resurrection

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2024 . . 304
1 Corinthians 15:1-16:24

I declare to you the gospel. Jesus died and rose again.
He was seen of His disciples, and then five hundred men.

I saw the Lord myself. He met me in the way.
Some teach, no resurrection. Well, our faith is vain, I'd say.

All believers then have perished, like in John 3:16.
A miserable lot we Christians are. No heaven will be seen.

But listen close, by one man's sin death came upon us all.
And so by one man's sacrifice, Jesus Christ reversed the fall.

Jesus is the first to resurrect. I don't mean physically.
He replaces death with spiritual life, and that eternally.

You ask, if we decay at death, what body will we wear?
Not scales like fish, or feathers like birds, or mammals that have hair.

Flesh and blood cannot inherit, God's kingdom when we die.
God will change us in a moment. In the twinkling of an eye.

This mortal will put on, God's immortality.
No longer will death sting, nor grave, have victory.

The sting of death is sin. Sin's strength is of the law.
But God gives us the victory. Jesus mends our every flaw.

When I pass through I will see you. Give Timothy full respect.
Apollos, when he's able, will greet the church, elect.

Be steadfast. Do all things with love. Brothers salute you everywhere.
My love be with you all, in Jesus' faithful care.

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