The power of the resurrection for you
October 25, 2010
"He is not here, for he has risen…"
I just love the simplicity of this verse. But despite its brevity, the entire Christian faith hinges on this single declaration. If Jesus were not raised from the dead, then our faith would be in vain!
People often ask me, "Pastor Graham, what's the real significance of the resurrection? Yes, it's great, but why did it have to happen?"
The first part of the answer I give them is that because of the resurrection, your life and my life have permanence and eternal value. You and I are not limited by our physical bodies. Death cannot hold the child of God. There is a life beyond the grave!
But the second part of my answer is that the resurrection also gives you power for today! Resurrection life begins not when you meet death, but at the moment you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. It's then that a spiritual resurrection takes place in your own life and gives you meaning and significance for today!
So live your life in light of the resurrection of our Lord, who died to give you new life and the power to defeat whatever comes against you! That's resurrection life.
LIVE EACH DAY WITH RESURRECTION POWER!
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!