Why Does the Resurrection Matter?

Why Does the Resurrection Matter?

Apr 01, 2018

Passage: Mark 16:1-8

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Raised to Life- Easter Mini Series

Detail:

Why Does The Resurrection Matter? - Mark 16:1-8

Real faith in the resurrection of Jesus changes everything. 

 How real faith in the resurrection of Jesus changes everything:

  1. It brings us hope in the midst of tragedy
    • Mark 16:6Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.”
    • Sorrow wakes early” (Kent Hughes).
    • Revelation 21:4: He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

 

  1. It offers us forgiveness instead of judgment
    • Mark 16:7 we see the Good News of the resurrection for the angel says to the women “But go tell his disciples and PETER that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”

 

  1. It gives us the courage to risk everything for Jesus
    • These events come to an end in Mark 16:8 where read that: “And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone for they were afraid.”
    • The Testimony of the Women
    • The Change of Worship to Sunday
    • The Courage of the Disciples