Today’s devotional: Christ’s resurrection is central

Does belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ really matter? Is Jesus’ resurrection just an epilogue to his ministry… or is it the centerpiece of everything he did? In this Morning and Evening devotional, Charles Spurgeon explains the centrality of Christ’s resurrection:

The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that “Christ is risen from the dead;” for, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins.” The divinity of Christ finds its surest proof in his resurrection, since he was “Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” It would not be unreasonable to doubt his deity if he had not risen. Moreover, Christ’s sovereignty depends upon his resurrection, “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.” Again, our justification, that choice blessing of the covenant, is linked with Christ’s triumphant victory over death and the grave; for “He was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.”

Read the full devotional at Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

There is no part of the Christian life that does not rest on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Christ did not rise from the dead, all of Christianity is cast into doubt… but if he did, then we have a powerful hope indeed!

One Response to “Today’s devotional: Christ’s resurrection is central”

  • Peg says:

    I, for one, am glad He did rise! Now I have hope. Jesus was raised and is alive, hallelujah! I know that one day I too will be raised and live forever with Him. Because of this hope, I am thankful everyday. To God be the glory.