The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is one of the most profound tennants of the Christian faith. It’s essential! It is history’s most significant event.
If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 1 Corinthians 15:14
The Bible teaches that we must believe in the resurrection of Jesus in order to be saved.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Can you imagine being one of the first to witness the empty tomb? The two Mary’s were. They went to visit the tomb to mourn early on Sunday morning following the Sabbath. What they saw was nothing short of amazing. There was an earthquake caused by the angel of the Lord who rolled the stone away from the door and sat on it. The guards, witnessing this fainted!
The angel speaks to the Mary’s and invites them to be witnesses to the empty tomb. Then they were instructed to go and tell the mourning disciples that Jesus had risen just like He said He would.
The woman, obeying the angel, ran to tell the disciples. On the way, Jesus meets them. Can you even imagine this?
The priests were briefed about the resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb. They immediately made up a story about the disciples stealing the body (this story is still told to this day) and paid the guard to lie about it.
Great story, huh? The best! But what does the resurrection of Jesus mean to you? How will reading this impact your day?
- The resurrection fulfills the word of Jesus (Matthew 16:21)
- The resurrection proves that Jesus was the Son of God (Romans 1:4)
- The resurrection proved Christ’s power to forgive sin (1 Corinthians 15:17)
- The resurrection gives us hope when we die (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)
- The resurrection gives us life as Christ followers (1 Peter 1:3)
Live your day in light of the glorious resurrection of Jesus!
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor