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7 Benefits Jesus’ Resurrection Provides Believers

I have been through more Easter day celebrations than I can count. It always puzzled me that the messages were always about the cross of Christ. Which is always relevant and good, but it seemed important to hear a message that centered on Jesus’ resurrection. The fact that Jesus didn’t stay in the grave means something, and that sermon was largely absent over the years. This past Easter I wanted to remedy that in our church so that is what I did. So, you have 7 things you receive as a result of the resurrection.

It was not until after the resurrection that the disciples are sent as Jesus’ witnesses into the entire world. He didn’t send them/us empty handed or ill equipped. We were sent with an arsenal that even the gates of hell couldn’t repel. This is by no means an exhaustive list. These are simple scriptures that show a cause and effect relationship with the resurrection. There are more wonderful benefits found in the New Testament. I encourage you to discover them, but hopefully this will give you a good start.

1. Salvation

“…Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

2. Confidence of our Faith

 “Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” 1 Cor 15:13-14 ESV

3. Resurrection Power

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death…” Philippians 3:10 Also: Romans 1:1-6

4. Freedom from the Bondage of the Law

“Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” Romans 7:4 ESV

 5. New Life

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4 KJV

6. The Holy Spirit

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11 ESV Also: John 14:15-31 

7. The Hope of Heaven

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV Also: Ephesians 2:4-7

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