The Power of the Empty Tomb!
Why does the empty tomb still matter?
With wars in Eastern Europe, soaring inflation, fear of sickness, frustration with government, rampant deception and constant distractions... why is it important to gather on Resurrection Sunday and remember the empty tomb?
The simple truth is this: without the resurrection, there is no hope.
Without the resurrection, there is no hope for the church. No hope for our society. No hope for your family. No hope for humanity. If Jesus did not rise, then the Bible is not true. If Jesus did not rise, then we won't rise either. If Jesus did not rise, then all there is to this life is this life.
The Bible places it all on the Resurrection: "If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith" (1 Corinthians 15:13-14).
Conversely, if Jesus DID rise, then everything changes! Not only has Jesus robbed the grave of its power! Not only has Jesus overcome our sin! Not only has Jesus crushed the head of that serpent Satan! We also have the hope of being with our Heavenly Father forever and ever!
Gather with us this Resurrection Sunday so you can know true lasting hope and so we can all be reminded that this life is to be lived in light of eternity.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade." -1 Peter 1:3-4
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