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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.

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     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

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