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, Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship
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