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Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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True Christian preaching is centred on the fact that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead so that believers may have victory over sin and death and receive the blessings of eternal life.

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foretold

In Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:3–4 NKJV
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
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By Jesus Christ

Matthew 16:21 NKJV
From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
See also the sign of Jonah; the transfiguration; ; ; ; Jesus Christ clears the temple;

The resurrection is preached by the apostles

Acts 4:33 NKJV
And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
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The certainty of the resurrection

Acts 1:3 NKJV
to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
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These verses particularly stress the physical reality of the risen Christ:


The necessity of the resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:17 NKJV
And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
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The results of Jesus Christ’s resurrection

God’s power is demonstrated

Ephesians 1:19–20 NKJV
and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
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The sonship of Jesus Christ is declared

Romans 1:4 NKJV
and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
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The lordship of Jesus Christ is declared

Romans 14:9 NKJV
For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

The lordship of Jesus Christ is seen in that he was raised to the right hand of God:

2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV
and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

The destruction of death’s power is declared

Revelation 1:18 NKJV
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
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The benefits of Jesus Christ’s resurrection for believers

It is the foundation of salvation

Romans 4:25 NKJV
who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
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It provides the power to live for God

Romans 6:4 NKJV
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
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The intercession of Jesus Christ depends upon it

Romans 8:34 NKJV
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
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It brings assurance of resurrection to eternal life

1 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV
And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
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