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Resurrection Sunday (Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:57, 3-4)

Sermon on 9 April 2023 by Pastor Justin


This is resurrection Sunday, the day our Lord rose from the dead after He was crucified. He is the reason we have victory over sin.


For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Friday is over. Pain, suffering and disappointment is left in the tomb. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. If Jesus had only died without resurrection, our faith is meaningless.

And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. - 1 Corinthians 15:14

John 1:12 tells us that if we receive Him, He gives us the right to become children of God.

The resurrection of Jesus is based on eyewitness accounts. Acts chapter 4 tells us that the apostles Peter and John were warned against preaching Jesus’ resurrection. But they refused to obey the priests, and chose to obey God instead.

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” - Acts 4:20

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. - Romans 6:5-6

The crucifixion of Christ demonstrates His love and forgiveness of our sins (Romans 5:8; Ephesians 1:7). And His resurrection gives us the blessed hope that we will enter Heaven (1 John 3:16, 5:12). The resurrection calls us to have an eternal perspective (Matthew 6:20; Philippians 3:20).

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, - Philippians 3:20

How can we maintain a thriving relationship with Jesus throughout our life? Romans 8:37 and 1 Corinthians 15:57 tell us that we can have a transformed life, a renewed mind and a consecrated life as light and salt. Put God first; He is at the centre of everything. These 2 verses remind us not to live like the world. He is risen. We are conquerors, and we have the victory in Christ.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - Romans 8:37

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 15:57

1. The Curse is Broken

Today, the curse of sin has been broken (Romans 6:11; 1 John 5:18).

2. The Devil has Lost

The devil’s tactic of getting people to sin against God has been defeated (Romans 6:20; Revelation 20:10).

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. - Revelation 20:10

There is only one action needed from you – Hear His voice and obey (Genesis 12:1-3). Read the word to hear His voice. This is how you will be able to discern God’s voice from the devil’s voice. The doing the done by God, while the going is done by us!


Life is previous. Life is valuable. Life is brief. The most terrifying thing is absolute separation from God forever (Revelation 21:8).

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” – Revelation 21:8

Let Resurrection Sunday be a reminder that our old man has been put to death. Christ has wiped off our old sinful nature and old man story so we can start anew with a new one. We only have one nature – in Christ.

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