The Power Of His Resurrection

Philippians 3:8-11
“8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ, 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith: 10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death; 11 if by any means I may attain unto the resurrection from the dead.”

What Paul desired is the same thing we should desire today.
To not only know about the resurrection, but to know the power of the resurrection.

It Proved His Sonship
His personal ministry provided proof He was God’s Son
He often tied Himself to the Father – John 10:31-38
Many were convinced that Jesus was THE MESSIAH and that He was The Son Of God – John1:49; Matthew14:33; 16:16; John 9:35,38; 11:27
These things are written that we might believe
John 20:30,31
It was the crowning proof of His Sonship
It declared Him to be God’s Son – Romans1:1-4

It is the Foundation of the Gospel
The gospel is the “Good News” of salvation
The gospel consists of three things:
Facts to be believed – 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 2:22-33
Commands to be obeyed – Romans 6:3,4
Promises to be received – Romans 8:11
The gospel couldn’t be preached in fullness until AFTER the resurrection

It Made the Church Possible
Jesus is the foundation of the church
He is the ONLY foundation – Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Acts 4:12
The apostles weren’t to preach Him as Christ until AFTER His resurrection – Matthew 16:20; Luke 9:21,22; Matthew 17:9
Jesus indicated the church would not be built until AFTER His resurrection
Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:22-36

It Gives Us Assurance
Paul hoped to attain unto the resurrection of the dead
It gives us promise – Acts 17:30,31; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14
If Christ be not raised, we have no hope
1 Corinthians15:13-19

It Gives Hope to All
The promise made to Abraham is fulfilled because of it
Genesis 12:3; Acts 3:25,26; 13:29-33
Remission of sins and hope made possible by it
Acts 5:30,31; Romans 4:23-25
This was the hope of Israel and the world
Acts 26:22,23

It proved that Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus was God
It is the foundation of our belief and teachings.
It made the church possible.
It gives us assurance and hope for not only Christians but to all.

By Carey Scott from an unknown source

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