The resurrection is central to Christian faith. Paul says that if Jesus has not been raised then your faith is “useless” (1 Corinthians 15:14).
It changes how we see and experience the world. Why? Because in a world where resurrection is possible, anything is possible!
The New Testament writers continually highlight that our world and lives are exploding with new possibilities because of what happened to Jesus. In Romans 6:5 Paul writes: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
But it’s just so easy to get sucked in to the cynicism of our times that nothing can change, that death always wins, and that hope is a perpetually popped balloon.
But in a world where resurrection is possible, anything is possible.
Lives are changed all the time—powerfully. People give and live sacrificially for the benefit of others; enemies are loved; healing occurs; miracles happen; the laughter of a child can change a hardened heart forever.
We are an Easter people. God is powerful and in charge and with us.
Which world do you live in?
Because in a world where resurrection is possible, anything is possible.
By Matthew Ruttan
—If you missed Good Friday, this year’s sermon was called “Why is Good Friday good?” Click here to access YouTube or audio-only options.
—If you missed Easter Sunday, this year’s message was called “Afraid yet filled with joy.” Click here to access YouTube or audio-only options.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.