I recall the “olden” days of classrooms with chalkboards and the task generally assigned to a student every couple of days to take the erasers outside and ‘bang them’ together in order to clean them. Of course, with the advent of computers and the recognition that chalk dust isn’t healthy for students or computers, we began to witness a change to the “white board”, which could be written upon with a special magic marker and erased with a dry eraser. In both cases, the key to successful use remained the ability to erase.
Our text this week for Resurrection Sunday makes the same point, but from a spiritual perspective. In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul will set forth the case for how the “sting of death” has essentially been erased, and its significance for us. Please read through one of the Bible’s most encouraging chapters a few times before Sunday as you prepare for the message titled “Be Wise: Where is Death’s Sting?”