John Chrystostom | Hearing God’s Word Through Others
Written By Ben Laur
The discipline of study involves carving time out of our “do more” culture to dig deep into the meaning of truth. One of the best places to study what God’s timeless word is speaking to us is to hear how a Christian leader in another time or culture is processing the truth of God’s word.
John Chrystostom (347-407 A.D.) was the archbishop of Constantinople. Nicknamed “Golden Mouth,” he is renowned as being one of most famous preachers in church history.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, 54-57
Excerpt from “The Paschal Homily” by John Chrysostom:
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown.
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen.
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice.
Christ is risen, and life reigns.
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave.
For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.”
How does what Chrysostom says here enrich your understanding of the significance of Christ’s resurrection?