After He lived a perfect, sinless life, Jesus Christ died on a cross. He claimed to have died for the sins of the world, but technically anybody can make that claim. If He did die for the sins of the world, His death was unlike any other death. The clincher, though, is the belief that He rose from the dead. If those three things are true regarding His life, death, and resurrection, then Jesus in fact did live an unequalled life, died a unique death, and experienced an unmatched resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus Christ makes Him different and superior to every other person who has ever lived. Everyone in history has died and stayed dead except Jesus. Every other religion of the world can point to a founder and then point to a grave or a tomb, but only Christians can point to an empty tomb and say, “Our founder is alive!”
A valid question that every Christian should have to answer, and every non-Christian should want to be answered is this one: “Why Jesus?” Why is it that every other spiritual, mystical, and religious leader who has ever lived should be rejected in favor of following only Jesus Christ? Honestly, the question is not just, “Why Jesus?” but, “Why Jesus only and why Jesus alone?” Over the course of the next three weeks, we are going to be exploring the answer to these questions, because the answer is in fact really easy. There are three things about Jesus that, if true, differentiate him not only from every other religious and spiritual figure who has ever lived, but also sets him apart from every other person who has ever lived. The three things are: His life, His death, and His resurrection. If what we believe about Jesus true based on what He said and what Scripture says about Him, then we can say He lived an unequalled life, He died a unique death, and He experienced an unmatched resurrection. Those three things are the answers to why Jesus is the only One worth following, worth worshipping, and worth believing.