At Easter, we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead; a central part of the Christian faith. Without it, the apostle Paul said belief in Jesus would be futile. In his resurrection, Christ defeated death; he removed our sins from us, enabling us to be born again into a living hope.
This was not a spontaneous move of God. Our redemption was long-planned, foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament.
All these truths are directly taken from the Word of God as recorded in the Bible. Here are 10 Bible verses that draw our attention afresh to the power of the resurrection:
Isaiah 25.8: "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces."
Isaiah 53.5: "But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; on him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed."
John 11.25-26: "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
1 Corinthians 15.21-22: "For as by a man came death, by a man has come the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive."
1 Peter 1.3: "According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
Romans 6.4: "...just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
1 Corinthians 6.14: "God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power."
Romans 8.11: "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you."
Romans 8.34: "Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us."
1 Corinthians 15.17: "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins."