THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION
1. The Christian faith rests upon the truth of the resurrection.
1Cor15:17 If Christ is not risen your faith is futile
· No resurrection…no Christian Faith
· No resurrection…no hope of eternity
· No resurrection… no purpose or destiny
2. Christ died for our sins...was buried… and he rose again on the third day.
1Cor 15:4-8 .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 Scripture
· and that He was seen by Cephas, 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. NKJV
· The Bible is clear.. Christ rose from the dead
· He was seen by Peter….seen by the 12….seen by over 500...seen by Paul
3. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead can now dwell in you…
Rom 8:11..But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. NKJV
God offers you resurrection life and power …
· Power to change
· Power to be forgiven
· Power to be free from your past
· Power to be free from fears
· Power to be free from addictions
· Power to have victory over sin and temptation
· Power to overcome life’s pressures and troubles
· Power to fulfill your destiny…to impact others
4. God offers to you a relationship…
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
· The choice is yours ….
RECEIVE… Make a personal response to welcome Christ
BELIEVE…Embrace and align your life with Christ’s Word