Back From the Dead

April 12, 2020

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!”

Topics: Easter

In this series

Why Jesus

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.

Bible Reference

And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.
But God raised him from the dead,
and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “ ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’
And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, “ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’
Therefore he says also in another psalm, “ ‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,
but he whom God raised up did not see corruption.
Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.