Text: Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, 50-58
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
- Isaiah 25:9, ESV
Resurrection Sunday is more than the miracle of a man coming back to life.
It is the fulfillment of David’s prophecy in the Psalms.
For You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. (Psalm 16:10)
It is the making-true of the angel’s promise to Joseph.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, HCSB)
It is the resurrection of hope.
According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. (1 Peter 1:3-4, HCSB)
It is the irremovable seal on God’s vow of love to His children.
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him…And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:20-22, ESV)
It is the definitive declaration that the Love we long for is not dead.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, ESV)
He is alive!
The Creator God wrapped His infinite being in flesh (John 1:14).
The Son of God endured temptation and humiliation, scorn and scourge (Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 27:15-44).
He satisfied the wrath of the holy and just Father, reconciling us to God (Romans 5:6-11).
And He walked out of the grave, forever defeating death and sin (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
Dear friends, Jesus lived and died to buy your pardon, just like the old hymn says. He lives!
Hallelujah, the Gospel is true!
Save this lock screen to your phone as a daily reminder this week that we worship a living Savior.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!