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Why Do I Believe the Resurrection Matters?

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In yesterday’s post, I shared why I believe the resurrection happened. But I also want to explain why I believe the resurrection makes a difference–in the world and in my life. 
Christians believe that the resurrection proves that Jesus was who he said he was–the Christ, the King, the Son of God–sent to save (heal, redeem, restore) the world from sin (brokenness, disobedience to God, fallenness). And that on the cross, Jesus took the separation from God that all of us deserved so that we wouldn’t have to do so. God then honored Jesus’ sacrifice by raising him from the dead and demonstrating that love triumphs over sin, that life conquers death. 
From there, the resurrected Jesus tells his followers that they can have new life “in him.” They can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, become a part of his resurrected body and participate in his ongoing work of changing the world for the good. So the resurrection matters as a proof of Jesus’ identity, but it also matters as a means of power for real transformation. 

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Why Do I Believe in the Resurrection?

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For me, the truth of Christianity hinges upon the reality of the resurrection. There are Christians who think that the resurrection is just a metaphor for the work that God can do in our lives. But I’m with Paul, who I think speaks for the early Christians in general when he says, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” He later says that if the resurrection didn’t happen, “we (Christians) are to be pitied more than all men.” This is from 1 Corinthians 15.  
I guess there are really two important questions. One is, why do I believe the resurrection happened? And then, why do I think the resurrection matters?
As to why I believe (and more on why the resurrection matters tomorrow)–
I can’t explain the existence of the Christian church without the resurrection. From all we can tell, historically speaking, Jesus died a criminal’s death and his followers scattered and/or hid. They were an oppressed and powerless group of poor Jewish men and women under Roman rule. But many, if not all of the twelve disciples (excepting Judas, who killed himself), were executed because they continued to preach that Jesus was the Christ, the King, the Son of God. Peter went from a scared fisherman to a person who boldly proclaimed the universal need to know Jesus personally, and he claimed that the reason he preached was the resurrection. 

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Why Do I Believe the Resurrection Matters?
In yesterday's post, I shared why I believe the resurrection happened. But I also want to explain why I believe the resurrection makes a difference--in the world and in my life. Christians believe that the resurrection proves that Jesus was who he said he was--the Christ, the King, the Son of G

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Why Do I Believe in the Resurrection?
For me, the truth of Christianity hinges upon the reality of the resurrection. There are Christians who think that the resurrection is just a metaphor for the work that God can do in our lives. But I'm with Paul, who I think speaks for the early Christians in general when he says, "If Christ has not

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I've written before that I gave up praying for patience and instead I pray for laughter in our family. Similarly, sometimes we need a little laughter in the church family too. Recently, the blogosphere has been alight with discussion of Rob Bell's new book, Love Wins. All of the discussion I'v

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