How can we be certain? The significance of the Resurrection

Christ is risen – He is risen indeed!
How can we be certain Jesus really is the Son of God?
How can we be certain God forgives our sins?
How can we be certain God hears our prayers?
How can we be certain Christians will go to heaven?
How can we be certain the Bible is true?
How can we be certain Jesus Christ is Lord of all?
God has answered all these questions in just one event – the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!

How can we be certain Jesus really is the Son of God?
Romans 1:1 … Christ Jesus, … who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

How can we be certain God forgives our sins?
Hebrews 7 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

How can we be certain God hears our prayers?
Romans 8 34 Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

How can we be certain Christians will go to heaven?
John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. …. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

How can we be certain the Bible is true?
It is not the case that we believe the resurrection happened because we believe the Bible. The opposite is the case. We believe the Bible because the resurrection happened and that event in history proves to us that we can trust Jesus. And because we put our trust in Jesus we know we can trust the things He said and did. And we can trust that God inspired the Bible to give us a reliable record of all the things Jesus and his first disciples said and did and everything the first Christians believed.

How can we be certain Jesus Christ is Lord of all?
Listen to the apostle Peter’s first sermon at the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost.
22 “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. …. (King David) spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. … 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is God’s proof that Jesus is indeed his chosen one, the Messiah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

How can we be certain Jesus really is the Son of God?
How can we be certain God forgives our sins?
How can we be certain God hears our prayers?
How can we be certain Christians will go to heaven?
How can we be certain the Bible is true?
How can we be certain Jesus Christ is Lord of all?
God has answered all these questions in just one event – the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! Christ is risen – He is risen indeed!

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