12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 (NASB) Read verses 16-19 on the site.
This Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, my wife and I will worship, but we will not be at our local church because of the COVID-19 impact on our society. We will still gather via Livestream though. Easter or Resurrection Sunday is the defining moment in history. What do I mean? What is Easter all about?…
When we call it Resurrection Sunday that tells us what it is about. It is that Sunday we celebrate or commemorate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and without a doubt that makes that event the defining moment in history and it has had a ripple affect through all the centuries since. All of God’s works in creation, giving man His law, sending prophets to His people, sending His Son to live a perfect life and then die as the propitiation for the sins of His people are all defining moments. However, our Lord’s resurrection from the dead is The Defining Moment. Why? This is what sets genuine Christianity apart from all other religions. Christ’s tomb is empty. Because of His resurrection the eleven remaining Apostles went from weak, vacillating, arrogant, prideful, disciples who had no clue about the magnitude of Jesus’ real ministry, to men whom God used to change the world.
The impact of Jesus’ resurrection was not just a ripple in time. It was a Tsunami that turned everything upside down. Because of this, we have no business sitting on our hands and not serving our Lord. We must obey Him in all things because, if we do not we are denying the veracity of His magnificent work in our hearts and we are exposing to everyone the fact that Christ’s resurrection has little, if any, impact on our lives. Most Christians I come in contact with in the secular are not what I would call committed. They may be committed to their religion, but they live as if that is just an add-on to their life.