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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

How Christ’s Resurrection affects our Eternity.

(1)The Power of Christ’s Resurrection

Romans 6:8-11 

 8 Now, if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 9:27 

 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,

Colossians 2:11-15

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements against, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them.

Mark 16:16 

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.

2 Corinthians 5:17 

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

(2)The Benefits of accepting the resurrected Christ as your Savior

Ephesians 1: 17-22 Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory;

 may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling,

what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe

according to the working of His mighty power 20, which He worked in Christ

 when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named in this age and in that which is to come.

22 And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

(3) The Resurrection makes us more than conquerors

Romans 8:33-38

34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

(4), Witnesses of the Resurrected Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:3-7

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that Cephas saw him, then by the twelve. After that, He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that, He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then, last of all, He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

5. The story of Salvation cannot be complete without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Hebrews 11:33-39

33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.

Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still, others had mockings, scourgings, chains, and imprisonment trials. 37 They were stoned, sawn in two, tempted, and slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

6. Two types of Resurrection; the resurrection of Life and resurrection of condemnation.

John 5:26-30

26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

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