Wishing You a Personal Easter
“Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” - (John 2:19)
There are many ways we can prove the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In that culture, the testimony of 2 eyewitnesses was enough to prove something in court. The Apostle Paul writes that he could produce more than 500 eyewitnesses of His resurrection. All 12 of the apostles were Jews and their day of worship was the seventh day of the week. They changed that day to the first day of the week. Why would they do this? They call it “The Lord’s Day” in memory of His resurrection. Every time the followers of Christ all over the world meet to worship on Sunday they are proving His resurrection.
It is also an important Easter observation to consider what was proven by the resurrection of Jesus. In the Gospel of John we read that the leaders of the Jewish religious establishment asked Jesus for a sign, or miraculous evidence that would prove His claims about Himself. Pointing to His own body He gave the answer recorded above.
Throughout the Gospel of John the apostle records many evidences Jesus gave that proved who He was, what He was, and why He was here. The most important of these evidences was this prediction of His resurrection. When He was raised from the dead He proved the many claims He made about Himself as recorded by John.
The two Gospel facts are that Jesus died and rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4). As you consider the proofs of His resurrection and what His resurrection proved, would you like to make this a personal Easter by believing He died and rose again for your personal salvation?
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