I preached last Sunday morning from Luke 24:1-11 on the resurrection of Christ. At the close I tried to describe why the resurrection was an essential part of the saving work of Christ. In conversation after the service a friend mentioned a good verse to add to the list of prooftexts:
Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
He also sent along this helpful quote from the Puritan Jeremiah Burroughs (c. 1600-1646) from his treatise titled Hope:
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the cause of true lively hope in the hearts of the saints. By the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, God has declared that He is fully satisfied for the sins of man, and that the work of redemption is fully wrought out; otherwise Christ must have been held in the prison of the grave forever.
May we continue to marvel over and to meditate upon the significance of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead.
Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle
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