The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most important and significant events in Christianity. It marks the victory over death and sin, and is seen as a sign of hope for those who believe in Jesus. By rising from the dead, Jesus showed that He had power over death, and that He was God’s son and savior. This event has been a source of inspiration for believers throughout history, as it symbolizes the possibility of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Furthermore, it serves to remind us all that no matter what life throws at us, we can always look to Him for strength and guidance.
Jesus’s resurrection is often referred to as “the resurrection,” or “Christ’s resurrection.” Some believe it happened on the third day after His death, while others believe it happened on the first day after His death. The New Testament does not specify the date of Jesus’s crucifixion, and many scholars do not consider it a certainty that Jesus was crucified on a Friday afternoon. However, the most common view is that Jesus was crucified on Friday around noon. The third day is generally thought of as the first day of the Jewish Passover, which would make it either Saturday or Sunday, depending on how one interprets Passover and what time Jesus died.
The Gospel of John is one of the three major gospels that provide information about the life and ministry of Jesus, one more than the other two. As such, this gospel provides many details about Jesus’s death, burial, resurrection and glorification. According to John’s account, after Judas arrived at the garden to betray Jesus with a kiss (John 13:27-30), Jesus prayed in Gethsemane for “the hour” or “time” when He would be given up for our sins (John 17:1). The disciple who was appointed to stay awake with Him committed suicide by falling on his sword while the disciples slept, at which point Jesus awoke them and told them to have no fear. According to Mark’s account, after Judas arrived at the garden to betray Jesus with a kiss and Jesus prayed in Gethsemane for “the hour” or “time” when He would be given up for our sins, the disciple who was appointed to stay awake with Him remained awake and prayed (Mark 14:36-42). When Judas arrived at the garden, Jesus gathered His disciples together and said “Whom do you want me to release unto you?” provoking Peter in particular to say that he wanted Jesus to release Barabbas. Jesus then said “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”After this is when Jesus had His famous “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” conversation with God. Christianity has taken many forms over the past two millennia. The majority of Christians are Christian by belief, not necessarily by faith. This means that they identify themselves as Christians but do not practice their faith on a regular basis, or do not consider themselves to be “true” Christians in the traditional sense. Christianity is also divided into many different denominations and branches, each of which can be further divided into smaller groups. As a result, there are more than 2 billion Christian disciples worldwide as of 2014. All Christians, however, agree that the Resurrection story is a big deal. The idea that our Savior conquered death itself can give us a huge sense of relief regarding the daily struggles that we face. The power of the Resurrection is revealed in Christianity’s very name. The word “Christian” derives from the Greek “Kristos”, meaning “the anointed one”. This can be literally translated as “Christ-ian”, which is defined as someone who believes in Jesus Christ. Christians are those who follow Jesus through self-sacrifice and service, striving to live a life that would please Him. Christianity’s founder was not only visited by God , but also produced miraculous signs and wonders, including the Resurrection. Jesus was said to have been crucified, buried, and then three days later he resurrected. Following this event, Christianity underwent a widespread growth period in the first century A.D., reaching its peak at the time of Constantine (who converted to Christianity in 313), and has since spread to every corner of the globe.
One of my favorite Christian songs has the lyric the Ressurected one is ressurecting me. we can all agree that there are dead things in our lives that could use resurrecting. The story of how Jesus caused the dead to live means that he can resurrect dead things in our lives, including dead relationships. Jesus once stood before the disciples and said, “I am the resurrection and I am life.”He breathed life into those who were already dead,and united them with His own life. Since we are also one with Christ, we also have the power to speak life into ourselves and others. What situations in your life can you speak life into? What God-given relationships can you raise from the dead?
How can we live out the resurrection in our lives today?