Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Power of the Resurrection

Christ's resurrection isn't just a historical event that occurred millenia ago. It's an event with eternal significance for those who have put their trust in Him.

What if it never happened?
I Corinthians 15:17-19
"If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. "

Praise God, it did happen!
I Corinthians 15:20
"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead"

So why does it matter today?
1. Everyone who trusts in Christ has the promise of eternal life - we also will be resurrected!
I Corinthians 15:20-23
[Christ is] the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

2. Death has lost it's power over us!
I Corinthians 15:55-57
"'Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?' The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!"

3. It gives us a reason to serve Him passionately in this life!
I Corinthians 15:58
"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

Happy Resurrection Sunday! Go celebrate by standing firm and giving yourself fully to the work of the Lord!

1 comment:

Lori said...

I pray I never take for granted, what Christ resurrection really mean for me. As I sat and listened to PB's message on the Resurrection yesterday. I had to confess to the Lord that I hadn't taken the time to thank Him for all He did for me. My weekend was busy but without Christ and all He has done for us, it would all be in vain.

Thank you for your post!