The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the central fact of Christian history, the key to Christian faith. On it, the Church is built; without it, there would be no Christian church today. Jesus’ resurrection is unique. Other religions have strong ethical systems, concepts about afterlife, and various holy writings. Only Christianity has a God who became human, literally died for His people, and was raised again in power and glory to rule forever.
Christians can look very different from one another, and they can hold widely varying beliefs about politics, life-style, and even theology. But one central belief unites and inspires all true Christians – Jesus Christ rose from the dead! We can be certain of our resurrection because He was resurrected. Death is not the end.
The resurrection is also the basis for the church’s witness to the world. Jesus is more than a human, He is the Son of God and Savior of all sinners. As the angel told the Marys, he also tells us:
“Come and see. Go quickly and tell.”
He is Risen, Alleluia!
Dir. of Discipleship