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Sunday, April 21, 2019 “Because He Lives, I Live”

I Peter 1:3-4 The Message …… "Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now!" 

5 Indisputable Facts because of the Resurrection

1. The resurrection of Jesus Christ means He is alive and among us today.

The focus of Christianity is that the grave is empty and Jesus is alive

I Corinthians 15:14 NLT "And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless."

2. The resurrection of Jesus Christ means that everything He said, promised, claimed and stated is true.

3. The resurrection of Jesus Christ means that death and the devil are defeated and we need never fear death again.

Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT "Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying."

4. The resurrection of Jesus Christ means we have the good news, the best news, not the fake news

Acts 26:18 GNT "You are to open their eyes and turn them from the darkness to the light and from the power of Satan to God, so that through their faith in me they will have their sins forgiven and receive their place among God's chosen people."

5. Jesus’ resurrection is my resurrection as well

Ephesians 2:4-6 NLT "But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus."

The greatest miracle of the resurrection is that when Jesus rose from the dead we did too.. 

John 11:25-26 NKJV Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me,though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Because Jesus Lives I Live.