The beginning of a new creation is unfolding in Jesus and this revelation, this announcement, completely changes you. It changes what we value. It changes our perspective on the world. It changes how we go through suffering because we believe this is not the end.
Jesus Rose Again
- Part 1 – Jesus is Good News
- Part 2 – Jesus Came (With Us)
- Part 3 – Jesus Rules
- Part 4 – Jesus Talks
- Part 5 – Jesus Died
- Part 6 – Jesus Rose
Brent Ingersoll is the Lead Pastor at Kings Church in Atlantic Canada, one of the fastest growing Churches in the country. We highly recommend you listen to His full message here: Good News Series – Part 6: Jesus Rose
Brent Ingersoll here and we’re doing a teaching called “Good News” where we are looking at the claims of the Gospel of Jesus and asking the question: “What makes this good news?”
We have explored:
- The announcement of Jesus,. That He came, God in the flesh, and dwelt with us.
- That He lived and he showed his authority.
- That he taught and demonstrated the way, and that He didn’t just show us the way but became the way for us.
- Then, ultimately how this lead to to His dying a sinner’s death. A criminal’s death on a cross on Calvary… and yet he did not stay dead.
The quintessential message, the central message of the gospel is the Jesus died and Jesus rose again, on the third day, according to the scriptures, just like was the plan all along, even though we didn’t see it coming.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures… – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Jesus became the first born of a new creation, re-establishing a restoration process that has been reconciled unto God through His blood.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. – Colossians 1:15
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. – Colossians 1:19-20
This is the central claim. This is the quintessential detail of the gospel. If Jesus didn’t rise, our sins are still active, death is still king. But, Jesus did rise. He rose in complete victory and triumph, meaning He holds the authority over death. What He says goes. Our sins are dead in Him, and we have been risen up into new life in Him. He is first born of a new creation.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Because He’s risen, this means that everything He said is true. It validates His claim to be King. It means everything that He is doing, He’s making all things new. This is the beginning of a new creation unfolding and this revelation, this announcement completely changes you. It changes what we value. It changes our perspective on the world. It changes how we go through suffering because we believe this is not the end.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19
Jesus is the end. Jesus holds the keys to death and hell. And that the best is yet to come. He’s risen, He’s risen indeed. This is the central message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s some Good News.
Listen to the entire message from Pastor Brent: Jesus Rose Again
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