Why Is The Resurrection Significant?
By Stanley T. Crawford
Luke 24:1 – 12 describes the first Easter. It wasn't
Easter by the men and women of that time that is
what it has come to
be known as today.
Women had come to the tomb in order to put spices
on the body of
Jesus Christ; this was a custom of that day. The tomb had been
guarded in order to prevent the theft of Jesus Christ's body
(Matthew 27:62 – 66). Yet even with all of the precautions Jesus
Christ's body was gone (Luke 24:3)
Two men in shining garments, angels, were in the tomb. These angels
told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. The angels reminded
the women about the things that Jesus had said about his death and
resurrection (Luke 24:7)
Next, the women went and told others what they had seen. When the
women told the others they didn't believe that Jesus had risen
from the dead (Luke 24:11). On the other had, Peter went to see for
Why was Jesus Christ's resurrection significant? It is readily
summed up below:
I Corinthians 15: 20 – 22
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first
fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the
resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made
These verses are very clear and need very little explanation. It is
through Christ's death and resurrection that we are able to
receive eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ (John 3:16)
In our present day world, we have people who:
1 Like the women who believed, rejoice and tell others.
2 Like the people in the city, refuse to believe.
3 Like Peter, go to see for their selves (studying the bible,
going to church, watching people who are Christians).
Which of these people best describes you?