The Resurrection

The Resurrection

This Sunday we celebrate the most remarkable event in human history. It was an event that changed everything. It wasn’t the cross and it was not Jesus’ death. The event that changed everything was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That one event turned a group of shocked and terrified men and women into bold and courageous witnesses.

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, the disciples constantly argued about which of them was the greatest. After the resurrection, they humbled themselves to one another and were focused and determined to spread the good news of Jesus.

Before the resurrection, their hope was set on building an earthly kingdom and overthrowing the Romans. After the resurrection, they had a living hope. As Peter wrote in 1 Peter 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”.

The resurrection changed their focus from temporary things to eternal treasures. As Paul said in Colossians 3:1-4, “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.”

It is easy to focus on the cross and Jesus’ death during this week. These events are important. But without the resurrection, our faith is in vain (1 Corinthians 15:14).

I encourage you to make it a daily practice to focus on the resurrection of Christ beyond this week because it can change your perspective and priority. When the resurrection of Jesus happened, it changed everything! 2,000 years later it still does!

These are your Words for Wednesday.

Please join us this coming Sunday morning as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus at 10:45 at Ballentine Elementary School. Have a great rest of your week!
In Christ,
Kevin

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