Resurrection Day! (4-1)

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1 Corinthians 15, Romans 6:1-11

Easter is all about Jesus’ – The Cross and The Resurrection. It is also about the opportunity to become a believer! To be raised to new life in Christ.

Jesus was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification (Romans 4:25).  Justified: To count, reckon, or declare righteous. Just-as-if-I’d never sinned.

The resurrection is the witnesses of the power of God. Validates who Jesus is, authority  For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. – John 6:38 

The resurrection is New life!

The resurrection of Jesus shows us that we too can die to sin.

The resurrection allows us through the empowerment of the Spirit…

The resurrection is a summons by God, live in a new way, part of Kingdom

The resurrection of Jesus is a call to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). It is a call to learn and grow, to seek, to mature, it is a call to reason – an appeal from God to those dead in their sin, to come out of the tomb, to come to the light and receive eternal life.

The resurrection stops his people from asking, “what is best for me?”

The resurrection, the new life we have in Christ, allows us, enables us, to forgive others, ourselves,  Jesus said “Forgive them for they now not what they do.

The Resurrection is also a promise, “Christ didn’t stay dead and He won’t stay gone!” He is coming back, and when He does, it will be in judgment. Are you going to be ready?

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead. – Acts 17:30-31

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” – John 6:39-40

In John 5:25-29 Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. (All Authority) Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Matthew 25 Sheep and Goats… 2 Thessalonians 1

In Revelation 20 the Holy Spirit tells us, Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ 

Born once die twice, Born twice die once! We live in the day of Resurrection! Is this your resurrection Day??

Further Reading

Digging Deeper

  • Do you Believe that Jesus died and rose for you?
  • Are you living the New Life that was purchased and given to you in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
  • Is this your resurrection Day?
  • Are you prepared for His Return?

Below are some links to videos on the resurrection – enjoy!

Here is a devotion from Experiencing God Day by Day

Your Lord Precedes You

Daily Devotional for Saturday, March 31st, 2018, blackaby.net

“But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.” Mark 14:28

God never sends you into a situation alone. He always goes before His children, as He did with the children of Israel when He led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. You do not serve as His advance troops in a foreign and hostile situation. He always precedes you in any situation you encounter. God is never caught by surprise by your experience; He has already been there. He is prepared to meet every need because He has gone before you and knows exactly what you will need for your pilgrimage (Deut. 31:8).

Not only does God go before you, but He also stands beside you and behind you, to provide protection and comfort (Ps. 139:7-12). Jesus knew His disciples would be totally bewildered by His crucifixion, so He assured them in advance that no matter what happened, no matter where they went, they could go in confidence that He had already gone before them. Paul, too, experienced this assurance (Acts 18:9; 23:11). In the most bewildering circumstances, his Lord was there!

If you are going through a difficult or confusing time, know that your Lord has gone before you and He is present with you. He is fully aware of what you are facing, and He is actively responding to your need. There is nowhere you can go that you will not find Christ waiting for you to join Him. Even when you face death, you can be assured that He has gone before you in triumph. As a child of God, rest in the knowledge that your Savior preceded you, and He will walk with you through each experience of your life.

 

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