What does Christ’s resurrection mean today?
"From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things ... and be killed, and be raised up on the third day" Matt. 16: 21
Jesus Christ is the only person in history who predicted how He would die and when He would rise from the grave – and fulfill it! After He rose, Jesus appeared to his disciples many times- up to 500 people at one time. He even ate in their presence and invited them to touch him.
Have you heard of anyone else who have ever done that?
That is why the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in human history. His disciples risked their lives to proclaim His resurrection. Some of them were tortured and killed. They could not be silenced or refuted- though their contemporaries could have refuted their claim- if He had actually remained in the grave.
Millions of transformed lives through the last 2 millennium prove beyond doubt that Christ is risen! Addicts have been set free. The hopeless have found hope. Broken lives and marriages have been restored. Our lives should be the most convincing proof of Christ’s resurrection and transforming power.
This is what makes the Christian faith unique. No other religious leader has ever broken the power of sin and death. At a time when malls are decorated with bunnies – let us share the real story.
Written by: Pastor Isaac Chan