3 Reasons the Resurrection Is the Single Greatest Event Ever

04/17/19 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.” —Matthew 28:5-6

As believers, we know Easter isn’t just about bunnies, eggs, and candy. But do we realize that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the single greatest event, not just in history, but forevermore?

Here a just a few reasons why:

  1. If Jesus had not risen, God’s plan for our redemption would not have worked. “…if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” (1 Cor. 15:17). He was raised from the dead for our justification (Rom. 4:25), so we could live just as if we had never sinned.
  2. He defeated our greatest enemies—sin, sickness, poverty, disease, and the devil!  “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” (Col. 1:13). He disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them in triumph (Col. 2:15). 
  3. He was given all authority, gave us good news to share with the world, and will be with us forever!  “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:18-20).

And these are just a few of the many reasons Jesus’ resurrection was the greatest event ever! 

All year long, we can take the time to reflect on the resurrection of our Lord, and share that good news with someone who might otherwise be without hope.