What the resurrection means to me

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The resurrection of Jesus was a momentous time in all of history. In this article I set out 8 reasons why I believe the resurrection is such good news

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What the resurrection means to me

  1. 1. What theresurrectionmeans to me
  2. 2. Easter Sunday – the daywe celebrate the greatestevent in human history! Ihave set out below somereasons as to why theresurrection is such goodnews. We celebrate thecross and rightly so, but ifJesus had not beenresurrected, our faithwould be useless, wewould be hopeless. Butpraise GodJESUS IS ALIVE!!
  3. 3. Somebenefits ofChrist’sresurrectionare asfollows:
  4. 4. 1. Jesus proves He does what He says He is going to do!Because of the resurrectionwe can be sure that what hesaid about Himself and Hisclaims are true“When they came together inGalilee, he said to them, TheSon of Man is going to bebetrayed into the hands ofmen. They will kill him, andon the third day he will beraised to life.”(Matthew 17:22-23)
  5. 5. 2. We have the forgiveness of all our sins!The penalty for sin hasbeen paid for us byJesusAnd if Christ has notbeen raised, your faith isfutile; you are still in yoursins.(1 Corinthians 15:17-18)
  6. 6. 3. We have victory over the power of sin!This means we do not have tosin. The same power thatraised Jesus from the dead isnow in us.“For we know that our old selfwas crucified with him so thatthe body of sin might be doneaway with, that we should nolonger be slaves to sin-because anyone who has diedhas been freed from sin.”(Romans 6:6-7)
  7. 7. 4. We have new lifeWe have been ‘born again’into a new life“And if the Spirit of him whoraised Jesus from the deadis living in you, he whoraised Christ from the deadwill also give life to yourmortal bodies through hisSpirit, who lives in you.”(Romans 8:11)
  8. 8. 5. We have God given authority over Satan and his demonsBecause Jesus is in us anddefeated Satan, we can resisthim and tell him to fleebecause Jesus lives in us.“I have given you authority totrample on snakes andscorpions and to overcome allthe power of the enemy;nothing will harm you.However, do not rejoice thatthe spirits submit to you, butrejoice that your names arewritten in heaven.”(Luke 10:19-20)
  9. 9. 6. We have eternal life!This means we get to live with Jesusin His kingdom forever. This shouldkeep you going through any “light andmomentary affliction”(2 Corinthians 4 v 17)“But Christ has indeed been raisedfrom the dead, the firstfruits of thosewho have fallen asleep. For sincedeath came through a man, theresurrection of the dead comes alsothrough a man. For as in Adam alldie, so in Christ all will be made alive.But each in his own turn: Christ, thefirstfruits; then, when he comes, thosewho belong to him.”(1 Corinthians 15:20-24)
  10. 10. 7. We have hope for each day!As well as the hope to come,we can also live each day ofour lives in hope. We walkeach day with the resurrectedJesus inside us.“Praise be to the God andFather of our Lord JesusChrist! In his great mercy hehas given us new birth into aliving hope through theresurrection of Jesus Christfrom the dead”(1 Peter 1:3)
  11. 11. There are loads morebenefits to Jesus’resurrection. A Christiandoesn’t just celebrate theresurrection at Easter. Wecelebrate the power ofJesus’ victory every day!If you want to discover moreof this wonderful news andfind out a bit more about mewhy not pop over to my blogwww.adrianpursglove.com

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