How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?
- His resurrection He has overcome death, so that He might make us share in the righteousness He won for us by His death.
- His power we too are already now resurrected to a new life.
- Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.
The Apostle Paul told the Roman church that Jesus "was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand..." (Romans 4:25-5:2).
The angel said to Mary and the others, "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said; Come, see the place where He was lying."
The resurrection of Jesus was powerful.
This is what Jesus said in Matthew 28:18: "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth." Christ is seated at the right hand of God" (Colossians 3:1); and Hebrews (12:2) says "[Christ] endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God"
The resurrection of Jesus positioned Jesus in a place of triumphant authority over all things. There is a great reason for following Jesus. He cannot fail. Sin; death; hell; evil and Satan cannot defeat His purposes. He will win. That is a good reason to trust Him and follow Him.
The resurrection of Jesus was personal.
Matthew 28:20, says, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." This is not a promise only to the eleven apostles, because the promise is "to the end of the age" - this present age of the world in which we live.
If you put your trust in Jesus to be powerful for you and personally there for you, then, no matter what, you will be able to live your life according to the plan of God.
This is why Jesus came. This is why He was crucified. This is why He rose from the dead; to create a people whose sins are forgiven, and whose hearts are full of the love of God.
Perhaps you are contemplating a decision to have Jesus as your Savior; to be assured that when you die, you too will rise again and be with God forever. The Bible says you must believe in your heart that you are a sinner in need of a Savior, and that Jesus is that Savior.
The Bible also says, you must confess with your mouth before men, that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and then you must get baptized; immersed in water as a pledge of your life to Him.