I don’t think there’s a person alive that doesn’t want a do-over, or in golfing lingo, a mulligan. It’s where we can have a brand-new start to right all the dumb mistakes we’ve made.

All our failures, problems, bad decisions, and mistakes; along with all the stuff that has tortured us with painful memories, and which we believe we must pay for the rest of our lives; the resurrection of Jesus Christ is about having all these things forgiven and done away with. 

In a couple of days, America is celebrating what is known as Easter, which really has nothing to do with a bunny and lays eggs, but rather it is all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest event of all time. It is the most powerful event in human history. It is more powerful than volcanic eruptions, devastating earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, or a nuclear explosion all put together. In fact, it is more powerful than Superman, and yes, I did just go there.

And the reason I say this is because it is the resurrection of Jesus that caused history to split into two parts: B.C. and A.D. Now, that is what I call powerful. In fact, it is so powerful that it can change the direction and the course of all our lives.

And, while I know that our calendars are based upon Jesus’s birth and not His resurrection, if it hadn’t been for His resurrection, then there would be no reason to record or even celebrate Jesus’s birth, and thus change humanity’s calendar.

Now, in our society, most people ask, “So what?” What difference does the resurrection of Jesus make and how does it apply to me? So, what if Jesus is alive? What’s the big deal? How can something that happened 2000 years ago have any bearing on my life today?

What difference does Jesus’s resurrection make? if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, then all that we believe and hold onto is empty, useless, and void of any meaning.

What difference does Jesus’s resurrection make? Because Jesus died and rose from the dead, our sins are forgiven, we have a purpose to live out through the power and promises of Jesus Christ, and our eternal future is secured in heaven.

The message of Jesus’s resurrection is that we can have a brand-new start to life along with an eternity with God.

We truly look forward to seeing you this coming Resurrection Sunday. Our message will be “The Resurrection Difference.” Afterward, we’ll have a potluck lunch for everyone.

 

Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South, Mesquite, NV., behind ACE Hardware.

Wednesday Evening Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies begins at 6 p.m. The Women’s Bible Study is looking at the Minor Prophet, Nahum, and the Men’s Bible study is looking at the Life of David.

Our Sunday morning 10 a.m. service can be watched on our YouTube Channel “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship.”

May the Lord bless, and we look forward to seeing you this Sunday. 

6 thoughts on ““The Difference Jesus’s Resurrection Makes”

  1. The difference for me is a hope and promise beyond the end of my journey here. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. The resurrection of Jesus truly is the very foundation of our hope of eternal life in heaven. I praise God that He went to the cross to pay the price we all deserved to pay for our sins. However without Jesus’ resurrection, none of that would have mattered and would have defeated the purpose. I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 15:14-17, “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” The fact that Jesus has indeed risen from the dead is what guarantees that we will rise also, as we look to our risen Savior. This is the greatest joy we will ever have, and nothing can take that away.

  3. “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:20)

  4. Pastor Dennis
    Great message on Sunday’s service. Planning for ones death makes sense, however it is something MOST if not all people do not do.
    Our Hope and Faith is in Jesus, He is the only way

    Thanks
    James

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