A Case For The Resurrection
Death is an inevitable part of life, and it is a topic that most people tend to avoid. However, the Bible speaks openly, directly, and clearly about the subject of death. On Easter Sunday, we examined a section of the Bible that gives many answers and solutions to the subject of death.
Here are three essential facts from the Bible that, if believed and received, will fully prepare us for ending well - dying with purpose - which will, in turn, prepare us for living well - living with purpose.
Key Fact #1: Jesus Christ Died for Our Sins
In 1 Corinthians 15:3, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ died for our sins. The reality is that we are all sinners and deserve to die. However, Jesus took our place on the cross and died for our sins so that we could have eternal life. This is the good news of the gospel, and it is the foundation of our faith. By believing in Jesus and accepting Him as our Savior, we can have the assurance of eternal life.
Key Fact #2: Jesus Christ Rose from the Dead
In 1 Corinthians 15:4-7, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history. It is the ultimate proof that Jesus is who He claimed to be - the Son of God. By rising from the dead, Jesus conquered sin and death, and He offers us the same victory.
Key Fact #3: We Will Be Resurrected
In 1 Corinthians 15:51-57, the Bible tells us that we will be resurrected. Just as Jesus rose from the dead, we too will rise from the dead. This is the hope of the Christian faith. We will have new bodies that are free from sin and death, and we will be with the Lord forever. This is the ultimate victory over death, and it gives us the courage to face death with hope.
In conclusion, the subject of death is not something that we should ignore or avoid. Instead, we should face it head-on and find the answers and solutions that the Bible offers. By believing in Jesus and accepting Him as our Savior, we can have the assurance of eternal life. By understanding that Jesus rose from the dead, we can have the victory over sin and death. And by knowing that we will be resurrected, we can face death with hope and courage. Let us live our lives with purpose and end well by embracing these essential facts of the Christian faith.
- Adapted from sermons across our 3 campuses on April 9, 2023.
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