Resurrection Sunday, April 27, 2016

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

and its Implications

Introduction:

It has been said by an unknown author, “the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in human history.” Then and if it is, what does the resurrection of Jesus Christ mean? I use the word ‘if’ not to indicate that it might not be, but since it is and how will this one single historical event revolutionize our lives.

The great writer and apologist, C.S. Lewis said, “to preach Christianity meant (to the Apostles) primarily to preach the Resurrection. He further stated, “the Resurrection is the central theme in every Christian sermon reported in the Acts.” Then, I repeat what does it mean? Let me give you three lessons that will change your life forever.

Please read with me in 1 Corinthians 15:3-7. The Bible reads, For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

Outline:

  1. You are loved.

Romans 8:37-39

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  1. You are accepted.

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

  1. You are teachable.

1 John 2:26-27

26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.