And if Christ is not risen, your faith
is futile; you are still in your sins! (1 Corinthians 15:17)
Have you ever taken a pecan in your hand and broken its shell to taste its succulence? But when you tasted the pecan, it just turned out to be rancid; so you were disappointed. This is what faith is without the resurrection. You can have the entire exterior that suggests life, but the inside of your faith would be worthless. The implication of an unresurrected Christ is that we are still in our sins. If Christ was not raised from the dead, His death on the cross was without redemption.
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!