Resurrection Power: that’s the name of the musical our Worship Pastor put together for Easter Sunday morning this year. So what’s Resurrection Power all about? A follower of Jesus Christ from long ago, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God, wrote to a church in the ancient city of Corinth these words:
“19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.”
How could this man, Paul, be so sure Jesus actually was resurrected? The bible records that the man was converted when he encountered the risen Christ personally. You can read the story in the book of Acts, found in the New Testament. Paul, first called Saul of Tarsus, encounters the risen Christ in chapter 9. From the words he wrote to the Corinthians, Paul is convinced of the reality of the resurrection. The impact on Paul’s life was so dramatic that he was transformed from being the most aggressive opponent to the claims of Jesus to being the greatest spokesman and missionary! Talk about power!
What about us, today? How does the resurrection of Christ impact a person living in the world of our times? Does the resurrection power still have the ability to transform lives? I would say emphatically, “Yes”! Every time a former addict comes to Christ and finds deliverance; every time a skeptic studies the evidence supporting the resurrection of Christ and becomes a believer; every time an ordinary person surrenders their entire life to Christ and becomes an extra ordinary witness of the life-changing power of the gospel, resurrection power still triumphs over the grave! Check it out for yourself. Research the evidence and see how God works.