Event or Person?
Event or Person?
Is the resurrection an event or a person?
What is your perspective on the resurrection? Do you see it as a person or an event? Jesus is the resurrection. Jesus is the major event. Jesus is the way. Jesus is life. Without Jesus there is no life, resurrection or forgiveness of sin. It would be empty to give your life to an event. You don’t worship an event. You worship the resurrected Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33
Your testimony is about the restoration and redemption of your life. You are a witness to the transforming power of Jesus Christ through the forgiveness of sin in your life.
IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
Your resurrected changed life is through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which Christ shares with you. Eternity has been planted into your heart through your faith in the resurrection. You were not an eye-witness to the resurrection of Christ Jesus; it is through the power of the Holy Spirit you experience and witness the resurrection of Jesus Christ in your life. You were once dead and now you are alive.
Go tell everyone about the resurrection from the dead. This is the Good News! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The Word of God is the power of the resurrected person of Jesus Christ. You worship the person and not the event. HE is RISEN. HE is ALIVE.
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