RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day five) “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that he was raised on the third day.” (v 3-4) Good reminder. Christianity is not, first, an organized church, nor a theology, nor a moral system. It is first a set of facts. A report that God has acted in the world in a particular way with a particular meaning. 1)Christ died. For our sins. He was a substitute. “By His stripes we are healed”. 2)He was buried. His death was real. Not a swoon. 3)Christ was raised. Part of God’s character and activity is supernatural, super-scientific, miraculous. God is above the laws of nature because He created them. 4)All as scripture predicted. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.” Christians believe/report these facts. Faith in them gives LIFE. Always has.