This Easter Sunday @ RVPC

Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM)

Sermon Text (Romans 4:23–25)

[23] But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, [24] but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, [25] who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (ESV)

Every Easter Sunday Christians all around the world turn their attention to what the Scriptures say about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and with good reason. Without the resurrection of Christ on the third day, there really is no Christianity.

In 1 Corinthians 15:17 Paul goes so far as to say, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” (ESV) Faith in a dead Savior is useless because a dead Savior is no Savior at all, and saves no one!

Very often at Easter we spend time thinking about the historical fact of the resurrection, which is a good thing, as Paul says that it is one of the truths of the Christian faith that is “of first importance” (v.3-4).

But have you ever wondered how Christ’s resurrection actually benefits you as a believer in Christ? The Scriptures actually have quite a bit to say about that too. One of the best examples of this is found in Romans 4:25 where Paul says that Christ was “raised for our justification.”

What does this mean? What does the resurrection of Jesus Christ have to do with the justification of believers? And what else does the resurrection of Christ mean for us as believers? That is what we hope to look at this Easter Sunday.

We hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday as we look at this great passage of Scripture together!

**No Sunday Night Bible Study**