“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” 1 Corinthians 15:17-19, NRSV
Steven D. Matthewson is the senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Libertyville, Illinois. he also teaches the doctor of ministry program at Denver Seminary and is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the Moody Bible Institute. he wrote the award winning The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative and his latest book is RISEN: 50 Reasons Why The Resurrection Changed Everything.
RISEN is extremely well written and firmly grounded in the Bible. each chapter/”reason” is a wonderful reflection and exploration of Scripture.
it is essential reading for Christians. it’s a wonderful resource for an Easter season sermon series; it includes a wonderful eight week Bible study guide with discussion questions for small groups; and it’s a marvelous book to read in private devotions alongside the Bible.
“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!”
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