Summary: JESUS IS ALIVE FOREVER
THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE
MAIN TEXT: John 11:25 “…I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live”.
1 Corinthians. 15: 13-14—“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen, and if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty”.
When the dark day of Jesus’ crucifixion drew to a close, it seemed that the most wonderful of all lives had come to an end. But hope returned that first resurrection morning. Mary Magdalene and her friends found the tomb empty. The empty sepulcher is an assurance of resurrection. Christ still lives, and He still works the wonders of salvation in the lives of His followers.
Jesus asserts “I am the resurrection and the life”, it’s one thing to make such a bold assertion; it’s another to back it up—and back it up, Jesus did by rising from the dead. The son of Man died and rose again and His resurrection is the guarantee that God will bring us up and out of the ground. A true child of God will live forever. Living forever means living out the thought of eternity that God has placed in our hearts; meeting again one’s believing loved ones lost through separating death; Living in a world without sorrow, seeing our Lord who loves us and gave everything to unite us to Him forever.
Therefore, since we love this life and next, we don’t have to “have it all” now. We can live in broken and ruined bodies for a time, we can endure poverty and hardship for a while; we can face loneliness, heartache and pain for a season. Why? There is a second birth—life in heaven forever.
Because Jesus has come back to life, death had been conquered. He reminded His followers just a few days before His death “Because I live, you will live also” (Jn 14:19). Grasp the value of His death and behold the power of His resurrection. He’s the saviour of the world, the resurrection and the life.
THE POWER THAT OPENED CHRIST’S TOMB OPENS THE DOOR TO ETERNAL LIFE.