>The Whole Gospel….

Posted: April 1, 2010 in Gospel, ministry, preaching

>My son’s preschool class was asked today what Easter was all about. Landon told the class that we have Easter because “Jesus came back alive.” While I was thrilled that He knew why we celebrate Easter, I was sad to hear he was the only one.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is nothing but awe inspiring.  Yet in many pulpits across the world the resurrection is rarely ever preached on. There is great emphasis on Christ’s death on the cross as well there should be. BUT, The resurrection is NO LESS important than the cross. Without Christ’s resurrection from the dead the cross would have just been vain torture. It is by Christ’s death AND resurrection that we have life.

1 Peter 1:3-5

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Bottom line: Christ’s resurrection shouldn’t just be a yearly topic that’s celebrated. It is the bedrock of our Christian faith and should be preached and shared as such!

I will rise because He did,


  1. dctalk007 says:

    >I love that part in "The Passion." The entire movie goes through how Jesus is tortured and dies, then right at the end you see Him risen in the tomb. It is by far on of my favorite endings. It just sends chills up my spine to know that my Savior beat death. There are many war movie out there and America has defeated many enemies, but no one except Jesus has defeated death. Jesus is alive and wants us to follow HIm throughout our lives. No greater gift is one than a man who lays down his life for another. Thank God for His Son, Jesus Christ.

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