Summary: Because he lives we can too.
Acts 4: 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Physical death for a Christian is not a period but a comma. It takes the sunset to have aq sunrise. It takes a winters blast to have a summer’s beauty. It takes death’s decay to have Heaven destiny. The cruelties of the cross are man’s ugliest; the empty tomb and the resurrection of Christ God’s loving beautiful best.
1. The resurrected person.
1st.Cor. 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
The requirements fulfilled the old testament in Christ perfection
First fruits are harvested as promised.
Risen in the flesh—Clothed in immortality and purity
2. The resurrection power.
Phil. 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Robbed the grave of its victory
Rode as a conqueror of virtue
Removed the mystery of the valley of death
3. The resurrection people
Gal 2: 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Born from above ---first birth
Buried beneath--- baptism
Bestowed as children of the beloved
4. The resurrection provision
Acts 2: 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Provides hope beyond the grave
Promises help beneath the grief
Produces happiness by the Lord God
5. The resurrection pledge
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
The test has already been made
The terror already removed
The triumph already accomplished
6. The pillar of the resurrection
1st Cor. 15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
The empty grave
The expelled gloom
The extended grace
7. The resurrected pardon
24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Open door of salvation
Opportunity displayed by the scriptures
Opponents defeated by our Saviour