The Importance of the Resurrection
John 19.28-30; 1 Corinthians 15.1-23
The most important event in all of history and eternity is the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as a payment to God for sin. “It is finished”.
Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, preaching the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ is useless, our faith in Jesus Christ for eternal life is futile, our witness about God is false, and we are still in our sins and are eternally lost.
Without the resurrection, we Christians are to be pitied in this life more than all men for practising such an empty and useless faith. What part does the resurrection play in salvation?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ confirmed
1) The preaching and teaching of Jesus and God’s Word.
- Validated the prophecy of Jesus, His teaching, and all of God’s Word. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself.
- Read it and learn what God says about eternal life.
2) God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins.
- Seated at the right hand of God
- Declared Lord of all creation
- Will you voluntarily bow your knee to Lord Jesus Christ?
3) Our salvation and eternal life.
- I can have salvation through faith in the death of Jesus Christ for my sin. Romans 10.9-10; 4.25
4) Our future resurrection.
- Christ is the firstfruit of all who will be raised up
- Our eternal hope is based on the death and resurrection of Christ. 1 Corinthians 15.20-23; 42-44; 49-50; 53-57