He is Risen: John the Beloved’s Witness of the Resurrection

[MUSIC PLAYING] About the year A.D. 30, outside the walls of Jerusalem, an extraordinary man named Jesus of Nazareth was cruelly executed along with two thieves. It was an event that would change the world, and very few understood. If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. My name is John. And indeed, it could be well said of this man Jesus, He did nothing amiss.

I was with Him for the last years of His life. I watched Him give sight to the blind, heal the sick and the lame. I was a witness as He raised the dead back to life. [SPEAKING ARAMAIC] Talitha cumi. [WOMAN CRYING] Arise. And yet He was rejected by those who

Should have rejoiced at His coming. What think ye? He is guilty of death. [ALL SPEAKING] Death! As I and my fellow disciples followed Him through the cities and hills of Judea, we came to know for ourselves a miraculous truth that the Apostle Peter expressed for us all:

Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. The Christ, the Anointed One, had the power and authority to forgive mankind of their sins. Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. Arise.

In our possession, we had the writings of ancient prophets who prophesied about this Messiah, the Son of God, but we did not fully comprehend. For the last week of His life, I was an eyewitness. As the prophet Zechariah foretold centuries before, many welcomed His return to Jerusalem as the Messiah, their King.

As we dined with Him on His last night, He tried to warn and prepare us for His impending death. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Ye are my friends. Take this, and divide it among yourselves: for I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God shall come. As we left this upper room, Jesus was greatly troubled, yet He spoke to us words of comfort.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Still, we did not understand what lay ahead. All ye shall be offended because of me this night:

For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. Peter, James, and I followed Him further into the garden. My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here, and watch with me. Abba, Father,

all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Indeed, our spirits were willing, but our flesh was weak, for we were heavy with sleep. Sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

We did not comprehend that the Son of God, who we saw had the power to forgive sins, was now offering Himself as payment for the misdeeds of all mankind. Unaware, we slept on. He was in great agony. “He prayed more earnestly: and his sweat

Was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Whom seek ye? Jesus of Nazareth. One of our own betrayed our Lord to the rulers of the Jews. [KISSES CHEEK] Master. Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people.

I have examined him before you, and find no fault with this man touching those things whereof you accuse him. I have sent him to Herod. He has found that nothing worthy of death has been done. I will therefore chastise him, and release him. [CROWD MURMURING]

According to your custom at this time of year, one prisoner shall be released. Barabbas. Free Barabbas. [CROWD CHEERING] What shall I do then with Jesus who is called the Christ? Crucify him. [CROWD CHANTING] Crucify him! No! Please, spare my son! [CROWD CHANTING]

I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. [WOMEN CRYING] [HAMMER POUNDING] Even in His intense suffering, as He paid the final price for us all, His thoughts were on others. His final request of me was to care for His beloved mother.

Behold thy mother! [THUNDER RUMBLING] Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. It is finished. [THUNDER RUMBLING] The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. This is the promise that He had promised us, even eternal life. Mary. Rabboni.

For we beheld His glory. Because of Him, we all shall live again, for He is risen.

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Why is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ important? | What does the Resurrection Mean?

Today’s Question is: “Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important?” In this video I’ll answer that question from a biblical perspective. Afterwards, I’ll share some helpful resources, so stick around until the end. The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, the resurrection witnesses to the immense power of God Himself.

To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, then He has power to raise the dead. If He does not have such power, He is not worthy of our faith and worship.

Only He who created life can resurrect it after death, only He can reverse the hideousness that is death itself, and only He can remove the sting and gain the victory over the grave. In resurrecting Jesus from the grave, God reminds us of His absolute sovereignty over life and death.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also important because it validates who Jesus claimed to be, namely, the Son of God and Messiah. According to Jesus, His resurrection was the “sign from heaven” that authenticated His ministry, Matthew 16:1–4, and the proof that He had authority over even the temple in Jerusalem (John 2:18–22).

The resurrection of Jesus Christ, attested to by hundreds of eyewitnesses, provides irrefutable proof that He is the Savior of the world. Another reason the resurrection of Jesus Christ is important is that it proves His sinless character and divine nature. The Scriptures said God’s “Holy One” would never see corruption in Psalm 16:10,

And Jesus never saw corruption, even after He died. It was on the basis of the resurrection of Christ that Paul preached, “Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin” Acts 13:38–39.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not only the supreme validation of His deity; it also validates the Old Testament prophecies that foretold of Jesus’ suffering and resurrection. Christ’s resurrection also authenticated His own claims that He would be raised on the third day.

If Jesus Christ is not resurrected, then we have no hope that we will be, either. In fact, apart from Christ’s resurrection, we have no Savior, no salvation, and no hope of eternal life. As Paul said, our faith would be “useless,” the gospel would be altogether powerless, and our sins would remain unforgiven.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” in John 11:25, and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from Christ, no eternal life. Jesus does more than give life; He is life, and that’s why death has no power over Him.

Jesus confers His life on those who trust in Him, so that we can share His triumph over death. We who believe in Jesus Christ will personally experience resurrection because, having the life Jesus gives, we have overcome death. It is impossible for death to win.

Jesus is “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” 1 Corinthians 15:20. In other words, Jesus led the way in life after death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is important as a testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic tenet of the Christian faith.

Unlike other religions, Christianity possesses a Founder who transcends death and promises that His followers will do the same. Every other religion was founded by men or prophets whose end was the grave. As Christians, we know that God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected the third day.

The grave could not hold Him. He lives, and He sits today at the right hand of the Father in heaven. The Word of God guarantees the believer’s resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ for His church at the rapture.

Such assurance results in a great song of triumph as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”. The importance of the resurrection of Christ has an impact on our service to the Lord now.

Paul ends his discourse on resurrection with these words: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” 1 Corinthians 15:58.

Because we know we will be resurrected to new life, we can endure persecution and danger for Christ’s sake, just as our Lord did. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, thousands of Christian martyrs through history have willingly traded their earthly lives for everlasting life and the promise of resurrection.

The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scriptures. And He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies.

Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important? It proves who Jesus is. It demonstrates that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. It shows that God has the power to raise us from the dead. It guarantees that the bodies of those who believe in Christ will not remain dead but

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