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Sermon Notes

Because Jesus is Alive #4

Jesus has been seen over a period of 28 days after His resurrection. 12 more days to go before His ascension to Heaven. Another 10 days after the ascension to Pentecost.

Why is Jesus' resurrection so vital?

The resurrection of Christ is vital because it is a necessary element of a saving faith. In both the Old and the New Testaments, a saving faith was a faith in a God’s who could and would raise men from the dead.

Look at what Jesus said in Jesus said in John 11:25-26.      

Paul wrote:   Romans 10:9                   Psalms 107:2

"Can a person be saved by accepting Jesus as Savior without also acknowledging Him as Lord?"

Personal faith in the resurrection of Christ is therefore necessary because it is a vital element in a faith that leads to salvation.

The Urgency of our Response to Christ’s Resurrection.

Belief in the resurrection of our Lord alone does not necessarily save a person.

Remember Matthew’s account of the resurrection of Jesus. Matthew 28:2-4

In spite of all this, there is no evidence that these men came to faith in Christ. Instead, they were paid off, and became a part of a conspiracy to cover up the resurrection

The resurrection of Christ is not just a matter of fact, it is literally a matter of eternal life or death. The resurrection is not simply a fact to be believed or rejected.

It is a fact to which our response will determine our eternal destiny.

The Resurrection of Jesus was an event which brought about some significant changes.

Firstly Jesus has no restrictions. Jesus could appear and disappear at will.

Luke 24:31                 John 20:26

Remember after His ascension, Jesus was exalted by the Father Philippians 2:9-11.

Remember John, with whom our Jesus seemingly had a close relationship with.

John 13:23  Now see John's  response when he sees Jesus after the resurrection and ascension, in Jesus' world.  Rev. 1:13-18

Secondly, the resurrection of our Lord has changed His response to sinners.

Remember the woman that got caught in the act of adultery.      John 8:10, 11

The Law condemned such a person as those who were guilty of adultery. While every other person there was guilty and thus could not have taken up a stone to cast at this woman, Jesus could have, and the Law would demand that He do so.

Why, then, did our Lord not condemn this woman? The answer is really quite simple: JESUS DID NOT CONDEMN THIS WOMAN BECAUSE HE HAD COME TO BEAR THE CONDEMNATION OF THE LAW HIMSELF. The purpose of our Lord’s first coming was not to judge but to introduce life and forgiveness.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through Him”

Things have changed now that our Lord has been raised from the dead, and things will be very different for those unbelievers who someday will be raised from their graves.

The resurrection of our Lord assures all men, saved or unsaved, of being resurrected from the grave, but it in no way assures all men of experiencing the same blessings:

Daniel 12:2  Revelation 20:13, 15    Revelation 21:6-8