Promised Resurrection

Do you ever wonder if the resurrection is real? Have you thought how it is contrary to our human understanding of life and death? Does your questioning the resurrection affect your faith in Jesus Christ? Would you like to be confident in the resurrection?

Bodily resurrection seems odd to us. It doesn’t appear to be normal. Quite frankly, it isn’t normal. It is a supernatural act of God. It is a promise of God’s that will happen when time comes to an end.

There are eyewitness accounts of resurrection. Not only was Jesus seen by hundreds of people after He was resurrected, but there were many others who resurrected. Take a look at today’s passage. Matthew records that many holy people were resurrected and walked through the streets of Jerusalem. We don’t often hear sermons or lessons on this passage. I suspect it is because we, as humans, can’t quite grasp how resurrection will happen.

We hear lots of questions about resurrection. Will we have the same body? What about the person whose body was destroyed by fire? What if the person was lost at sea? We want to be able to explain every step of the process with scientific explanations. We desire to understand.

Though we may not understand how resurrection will work, we can be confident it will happen. Though we may not have our questions answered, we can rest assured God is in control and it will be wonderful. He has proven over and over that He will fulfill His promises. Resurrection is another promise He will fulfill at the time He has appointed.

I pray we all leave our questions about resurrection at God’s feet. I pray we trust Him to fulfill His promises. I pray each one of us put our faith in Jesus Christ and look forward to the resurrection. Trust God’s promises. Put your faith in Jesus. Know that resurrection will be perfect. Look forward to spending eternity with God.

Matthew 27:51-53 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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