Speaker: Jerry Cisar
We often talk about the Resurrection of Jesus from the tomb as proof of Christianity. To be sure, if Christ was not raised, our faith is in vain (1 Cor. 15:14). However, that the Resurrection of Christ is proof of Christianity doesn’t mean we can argue people into the faith by offering proofs of the Resurrection. Faith is a gift from God and has to come from Christ Jesus Himself.
The New Testament presents the Resurrection of Jesus as the basis of our hope—the basis of all hope! Arguably, the Resurrection is the only basis for true hope available to humanity, yet how many of us could explain what our hope is and why it makes a difference both in this life and the life to come?
Does the Resurrection merely provide hope for an unending life, as if time was our only problem? What if that life was as broken as this? How does the Resurrection change that? How does this hope shape our lives in such a way that Christ’s resurrection makes a difference in the world today?
Every Sunday is Resurrection Day (which is why we meet on Sunday), but this week we gather to remember specifically the Resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Join us as we worship our Risen King and explore this under the title, The Resurrection and Real Hope.