Devotionals by David McGee

The Critical Truth - Thursday, January 19th 2017

1 Corinthians 15:13-14

"But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty."

The resurrection of Christ is the most important truth of Christianity. Our faith is not based on a series of rules and regulations. Our lives are not changed because Jesus was a good person or a great teacher. Our lives are changed because Jesus Christ did not stay dead. After three days in the tomb, He walked out of the grave and proclaimed to the world that He is God. Since that day, the world has never been the same. Why is that? Because when Jesus died and rose again, He was setting into motion our future, a future found in resurrection.

Colossians 2:12
"For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead."

When we trust in Jesus for salvation, we partake in His death and resurrection. Our old life of sin and condemnation is nailed to the cross while our new life is given by God as a gift. This begins our journey with God as we see the world through His eyes and continue to love Him more. Then on that day when our time on earth is complete, we have the hope of physical resurrection where we take our last breath in this fallen world and wake up to the voice of our Savior. This is the power of resurrection.

Life Lesson: The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is a cornerstone of the Christian faith.

Dear God,
What an amazing truth, that Jesus would die and yet not stay dead. I praise You for the resurrection of Jesus and what that means for me and my life. Not only do I have the promise of new life here on earth, but I have hope of eternal life with You in Heaven. Help me to always be mindful of this important truth. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge

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Cross the Bridge Ministries is a TV, radio and internet outreach of David McGee. David McGee teaches God's incredible Word, the Bible, verse by verse to equip people to cross the bridge from death to life and from spectator Christianity to a life dedicated to serving the Lord.

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Successful pastor, author and musician, David McGee, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina as a deaf-mute. After overcoming overwhelming physical obstacles as a child, he eventually discovered music and toured the country as a rock musician. After a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, he devoted his life to revealing the life-changing Truth of the Bible. From a small home Bible study to mega church in just nine short years, David has faithfully taught verse by verse through God's Word.

David's heart-warming and humorous teaching style has exploded onto the nationwide media scene that many say could redefine Christian media. David's teachings are broadcast around the world on TV, radio, and the Internet in an ever-increasing outreach to people. David has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, making appearances on ABC, CBS, CBN, FOX, NBC, TCT and TBN.

As an incredible speaker and Bible teacher, it is the passion of this man and this ministry to communicate the timeless Truths of the Bible to a lost, dying, and confused world. David McGee is the senior pastor of The Bridge near Winston- Salem, NC.

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