The Power of Resurrection


The Power of Resurrection!

Resurrection is Foundational to Christian Faith
1st  Corinthians 15:3-8  What I received I passed on to you as of  first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,  and that He appeared (resurrected) to Peter, and then to the Twelve.  After that, He appeared (resurrected) to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same…

To Deny The Resurrection Is To Deny The Christian Faith
1st Cor. 15:12-14 …if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith is in vain.’

Resurrection Power is the Desire of a Heart of Faith
Job 19:25-27 …I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.  Though my body be destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see my God;  I myself will see Him with mine own eyes. I, and not another, how my heart yearns within me!

Resurrection Power is Totally Credible
Acts 26:5-8 I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,  to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. It is for this hope that I am accused…Why is it thought incredible by anyone of you that God raises the dead?

Resurrection Power Is Basic Christian Doctrine
Hebrews 6:1-3 …let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance of sin, faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Jesus Christ The Lord Preached About Resurrection Power.
John 5:21-22   As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He is pleased to give it.

John 6:39 …this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.

John 6:44   Jesus answered,  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Jesus Christ Demonstrated Resurrection Power
Mark 5:41-42  He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).  Immediately the girl stood up and walked around…

Luke 7:12-15  …a dead person was being carried out–the only son of his mother, and she was a widow…When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”  Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”  The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

Everyone Will Experience Resurrection Power
John 5:28-29  Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear My voice  and come out–those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.
2nd Corinthians 5:10 …We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

The Resurrection of Believers
1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 The Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Therefore encourage each other with these words.

The Resurrection of Non-Believers.
Revelation 20:12-13  I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life,  they were thrown into the lake of fire.

The Resurrection Of Jesus Is God’s Proof to an Unbelieving World
Acts 17:29-32 …we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone–an idol made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him from the dead. When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”

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