He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Two thousand years ago, the resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything. After spending three days in the grave, Jesus conquered sin and death and was physically resurrected from the dead.
This is more than a Sunday School story. It is the very foundation of our faith. In 1 Corinthians 15:17, Paul says, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins.” Without the resurrection, we have no faith, no forgiveness of sins, and no eternity with God.
As we begin the Easter season, we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. We often place a great deal of emphasis on the death of Christ, and for good reason, but are we also placing the same importance on His resurrection?
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything. It changed us and it changed the world. Over the next six weeks, we’re going to study the impact of the resurrection.
The resurrection changed us physically, as we will one day experience the resurrection of our physical bodies, the same way Christ’s physical body was resurrected. It changed us spiritually, as we walk in newness of life, free from the bondage of sin and free to live for God’s glory. The resurrection changed us legally, as we are no longer counted as enemies of God. The resurrection changed us mentally by renewing our minds with the likeness of Christ. We are changed socially as we have unity with one another regardless of race, gender, social status, or class. And the resurrection changed us eternally, securing our place in heaven and giving us eternity with our Savior.
As we study the resurrection, our prayer is that God will meet us. We pray that God will speak to each of us intimately and personally, showing us the impact of the resurrection on each of our lives. May we proclaim, “He is risen indeed!” not only on Easter Sunday but every day of our lives.
We are looking forward to beginning our next study with you on MONDAY!
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