One of the most fundamental doctrines of Christianity
centers around the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If false, Christianity is a fraud at the very least, and a
most destructive heresy.
Because of it, however, the gospel message makes
Christianity the only legitimate religion assuring everlasting
life to all who believe in Jesus as the risen Christ. Jn.
Importance of the Resurrection
This morning we look at:
The importance of the resurrection as seen in Scripture.
The absolute hope it manifests to all who belief in the
gospel of Jesus Christ.
Resurrection believed centuries before Christ:
looked forward to seeing God after death. Job.
confidence beyond the grave. Psa.
16:10 (Peter: Acts
2:25-27; Paul: Acts
proclaimed God’s faithful people would awake to everlasting
Himself taught about the resurrection.
He rebuked the Sadducees for their ignorance/unbelief
regarding the resurrection. Matt.
Regarding Judgment Day Jesus spoke emphatically about the
fact of the Christ’s resurrection is central to the gospel. 1
Evidence (eye-witnesses) for His resurrection was
If there is no resurrection then all preaching/believing is
vain (profitless) and we’re still living in sin. V.
Worse, if there is no resurrection we are the most pitiful
of all men! V.
Hope Through the Resurrection
We cheat ourselves (and others) if our faith is
limited to simply acknowledging the belief of Christ’s
This knowledge/belief should spring hope with every
endeavor you do while living here.
It should relieve you of all fear when people
conspire against you.
It should bring joy in the purpose for which you
live in Christ… of which the world could never understand.
The song: Resurrection (Richard L. Morrison)
1 – When
Jesus stood at Lazarus’ tomb and none believed He had the
pow’r…Despite their grief and their disbelief, He commanded,
“Take away the stone.”
2 – When
Jesus lay in Joseph’s tomb and none believed He had the pow’r…
True love spoke forth in a Father’s voice, And the angel took
away the stone.
3 – When
I shall lie with in my tomb and none believe He has the pow’r,
The Lord Himself will descend from heav’n with a shout to take
away the stone.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ should be the center of
your faith, hope, and life in Christ.
it bring you great joy, comfort, and confidence every time we sing
about our resurrected Lord.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ