The Worship Quote of the Week for (05/02/2000):

Importance of the Resurrection
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is another for this glorious season in which we
celebrate the empty tomb and God's victory over sin and death. The author is
J. B. Phillips.

It is, of course, impossible to exaggerate the importance of the historicity
of what is commonly known as the Resurrection. If, after all His claims and
promises, Christ had died and merely lived on as a fragrant memory, He would
only be revered as an extremely good but profoundly mistaken man. His claims
to be God, His claims to be Himself the very principle of life, would be mere
self-delusion. His authoritative pronouncements on the nature of God and Man
and Life would be at once suspect. Why should He be right about the lesser
things, if He was proved to be completely wrong in the greater?

- J. B. Phillips, YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL, MacMillan & Co., 1953

[1 Peter 1:3 - Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In
his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. ]

Christ is risen indeed!
Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina