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BSO: The Importance Of The Resurrection (Key)

Written By: Steve Shirley

     Why is the Resurrection so important? Let’s begin by turning to two sections of Scripture.

(1 Cor 15:12-19) Paul tells us that if Christ had not risen our faith is in vain (1 Cor 15:14), and we are still in our sins (1 Cor 15:17).

(Rom 10:9-10) If we don’t believe Jesus was raised, we can’t be saved.


     The Resurrection forever changed the lives of the apostles and mankind. Why? Let’s look at 10 reasons.

#1. (Acts 2:24):

     We have a Savior who is ALIVE! Death could not contain Him.

#2. (Jn 14:19)(1 Cor 6:14)(Rom 8:11)(Phil 3:21)(1 Cor 15:20):

     Because He overcame death, we can as well through Him.

#3. (Rom 8:34)(Heb 7:25)(Heb 9:24)(1 Jn 2:1)(Isa 53:12):

     He is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.

#4. Jesus prophesied His Resurrection at least 15 times before He died.
Mt 16:21, 17:9, 17:22-23, 20:18-19, 26:32
Mk 8:31, 9:9, 9:31, 10:34, 14:28
Lk 9:22, 18:33
Jn 2:18-22, 10:17-18, 16:16-22

Why is this important?

     It proves His promises are trustworthy.

#5. (Rom 1:4):

     He is indeed the Son of God.

#6. (Isa 26:19)(Dan 12:2)(Ps 16:10):

     Jesus’ Resurrection fulfilled Old Testament prophecy.

#7. (Rom 4:25):

     His death was necessary for our justification.

#8. (Acts 17:31):

     It guarantees a final judgment.

#9. We also have a promise that one day we will get a new body that will never die, will be without sickness or disease, free from sin, glorious, powerful, and spiritual.


     These truths turned the apostles from timidness to boldness, from dejected to elated; and many of them were martyred, no longer fearing death. The Resurrection of Jesus became a cornerstone of their preaching and converting the lost. The Book of Acts alone has numerous verses concerning the Resurrection. (See: Acts 1:22-23, 2:23-24,31-32, 3:15-16,26, 4:10, 5:30, 10:39-41, 13:29-39, 17:30-31, 26:22-23)

     Jesus arose from the dead on the first day of the week: (Mt 28:1)(Mk 19:2,9)(Lk 24:1)(Jn 20:1). To commemorate this, both the Bible and history show us that the day of worshipping the Lord changed from the Sabbath day to the Lord’s Day: (Lord’s Day: Rev 1:10)(1 Cor 16:1-2)(Acts 20:7).

     The Resurrection offers proof for the trinity! Question: Who raised Jesus from the dead?

(Jn 2:19) Jesus

(Rom 8:11) Holy Spirit

(Gal 1:1) Father

(Rom 10:9) God

Copyright: © Steve Shirley