The faith of the Christian life hinges on the truths of the resurrection. If Jesus is dead, then our religion is dead and without hope. But if it’s true – Jesus is alive – then we are given the greatest of hopes.I believe the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in all of history because all of eternity hinges upon it, but also because it matters right now.
How does the death and resurrection bring us hope?
Here are 20 implications for the here and now.
Jesus is the one who absorbed the wrath of God so that we wouldn’t have to. – Romans 3:25
It shows Gods love for us that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
We’ve been freed from the slavery of sin. – Revelation 1:5-6
Our sins are forgiven. – Ephesians 1:7
We’ve been justified. – Romans 5:9
We’ve been reconciled to God. – Romans 5:10
We’ve been made alive in Righteousness. – 1 Peter 2:24
Our condemnation has been removed from us. – Romans 8:34
We’ve been brought near to God. – 1 Peter 3:18
Any chance of our salvation by works has been obliterated. – Ephesians 2:8
Eternal life is promised to all who believe in Him. – John 3:16
We belong to God. – Acts 20:28
We see true sacrificial love given. – Ephesians 5:2
The record of our debt has been cancelled and nailed to the cross. – Colossians 2:13
We’ve been ransomed by God. – Mark 10:45
We’ve been given a clean conscience. – Hebrews 9:14
Our marriage reflects Christ’s love for His church. – Ephesians 5:25
We’ve been made holy, perfect and blameless before God. – Colossians 1:22
We’ve been given confident access to God – Hebrews 10:19
We are enabled to live by faith in Christ. – Galatians 2:20
The death and resurrection of Jesus gives us an eternal hope and a current freedom from the bondage of fear and death. Death is the last enemy a child of God will ever face.