By Rob Albright
The resurrection of Jesus is something that was essential for our justification (Rom. 4:25). Not only that but His resurrection was essential for proving Him to be the Son of God (Rom. 1:4) and equal with the heavenly Father (John 1:1).
Jesus was called a blasphemer and crucified because He claimed to be the Savior of the world and the Son of God. If His claims were not true, then we have no hope (1 Cor. 15:17) But, we can believe in the resurrection of the dead today because God raised Jesus from the dead so many years ago. If we hope to be saved from our sins, then we must come to have faith in God raising Jesus from the dead (Rom. 10:9).
If God has the power to raise Jesus from the dead, He can raise all of us from the dead. We should celebrate each week the Lord’s resurrection and the eternal hope we have.
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/