Sunday, April 8, 2012

Resurrection Day

But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.  And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.  More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
1 Corinthians 15:12-17

Christmas is wonderful, and we need to celebrate our Lord's birth. But the true focus of Christian holidays should be on Easter.  The event of the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in human history as well as in our faith.  Our entire belief system as Christians rests on this one simple fact:  Jesus died and rose from the dead.  If He didn't actually die, then the Bible and the Disciples were liars and we can't believe anything they say.  If He didn't rise after death, then not only do we believe in liars, but we haven't had cleansing of our sins and we're still just as miserable as always.

So focus on today.  Focus on what happened on Friday and how He suffered.  Remember that Jesus chose to go to the cross and could have stopped it at any time.  He did this because He loves us.

Spread the word!

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