Was Jesus’ Resurrection an Illusion or a Reality? – Part 3

Faced with the reality of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, how should you respond? Well there are two ways to respond?

There are Two Ways You Can Respond

(1) You could reject Jesus

This is what the chief priests did. Even though they knew the resurrection was a reality, they rejected Jesus and spread a lie to try to cover it up. They did that because they didn’t like Jesus or His message. Jesus didn’t fit their mold. Nor did He approve of their lifestyle. So rather than submit to Jesus as Lord and Savior, they rejected Him and sought to rid the world of him.

Many people respond in the same way for the same reasons today. That’s one way you can respond as well. You can reject Jesus.

(2) You could believe in Jesus

This was the choice of the Two Mary’s and the Disciples. Confronted with the resurrected Jesus, they believed. They showed their belief by going and telling others the good news — that Jesus is our Savior. That He has indeed resurrected just as He said He would. And you can respond in that way as well. You can respond by believing in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You show that response by repenting of your sins, purposing to follow Him as your Lord, and professing Him as your Savior.

Conclusion

So today you have been confronted with the reality of the resurrection of Jesus, which means you have a choice to make. You can either reject or believe, but you can’t remain neutral. So how will you respond today? Will you reject Jesus? Or will you believe? Those are the only two responses to the resurrection.So which will it be? My prayer is that you will turn from your sins and call the resurrected Jesus your Lord and Savior today.

If you have professed Jesus as Lord and Savior, my prayer is that you will follow Him, that you will worship Him, and that you will tell others about the resurrected Savior. So how will you respond today?

Question for Reflection

  1. How will you respond to the resurrection of Jesus?

Resources

Post adapted from my sermon: Was Jesus’ Resurrection an Illusion or a Reality?

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