Tag Archives: Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians 15- Case For Christ

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 1 Corinthians 15:6-9

Think about all the eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ after the Resurrection. Here the Apostle Paul states that “Jesus was seen by more than 500 people at one time” Now talk about having strong eye witnesses for a case. Paul even stated that most of these eye witnesses were still alive, so if you want to follow up with some questions, that could have.

The fact is , the case for the Risen Christ is rock solid, every reputable historian affirms the resurrection of Christ is a historical fact. Even before Jesus appeared to these 500 men, remember in the gospels when Jesus appears to the women at the tomb (John 20:11-18) Jesus appeared to the Apostles in the Upper Room (John 20:19-31) Jesus appearance to Peter on the shore (John 21:1-20) Jesus walked with the men on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and of course Jesus appeared to Paul on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9)

Countless of encounters people had with the Risen Lord , who has transformed their lives. To the point that all these brothers and sisters were willing to die for their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord. And as Paul mentioned James, the brother of Jesus who didn’t believe him until he had seen Christ is Risen. The evidence of the Risen Lord is written throughout history and the story never changed, even up till this present day

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed  1 Corinthians 15:10-11

The Apostle Paul’s life is a walking testimony for Christ, he persecuted the Church, including being responsible for the death of Stephen (Acts 7:54-Acts 8:3) But on the Road to Damascus Christ called Paul and transformed his life (Acts 9) Paul went from being the chief of all sinners to a vessel for Christ and building God’s Kingdom

The Case for Christ is very solid and before you dismiss Jesus Christ as your Lord, check the facts! Christ has died , Christ is Risen, Christ will come again, Amen!

Matthew 28- Because He Lives

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:1-6

Jesus said “Destroy this temple in three days, and I will raise it up” (John 2:19)

Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed, just as He said he would. Over and over again, Jesus prophesied about his death and resurrection, however still his disciples didn’t understand, even when he was standing right in front of them!  The stone has been rolled away! Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and walked out of that grave, defeating sin, death , and Satan forever! Amen!

The guards fell like dead men in the presence of The Lord, those who crucified Jesus and all the wicked will one day bow down to the Risen King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Because Christ is Risen, we will rise again one day also in the resurrection to live forever in God’s Kingdom. O death, where is your sting! O grave where is your victory!

The Tomb is still Empty today, Christ is Risen forevermore. No matter what is going on in the world, we have this Risen Hope because we have a Risen Savior, Glory to the Lamb of God!

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. Matthew 28:7-10

What did the disciples do? They worshiped Jesus Christ, why? Because Jesus is God in the flesh (Isaiah 9:6, John 1:14) and worthy of All praise! What was the instructions? “Tell my Brethren” share the good news of Jesus Christ! The Lord Is Risen, all victory belongs to Jesus as Christ crushed the head of Satan at the cross!

As the old Hymn says “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow”! Whatever trials you face today, we can face them because Jesus Is Risen, and has already overcome the world, Amen!