This is not your average blog-post-closest-to-Easter kind of post.
While I've been known to talk about the solid evidence for believing that Jesus of Nazareth was killed on a Roman cross about 1,988 years ago but didn't stay dead, this post is not about that.
It's not about that, because there's something more important - maybe even something more surprising and earth-shaking - that I want to bring to our attention.
Don't misunderstand. I'm not saying the Resurrection didn't happen, and I'm not saying the Resurrection isn't important. I absolutely agree with Paul when he says "if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. (I Corinthians 15:17-19)
The point I want to make ... the "so what?" of this post's title ... is that Jesus' resurrection needs to have an effect on our lives in the here and now. It wasn't just for Jesus' benefit, and it wasn't just for our eventual existence in heaven for eternity.
We should be living with confidence, power, victory, and the reckless, raging fury called the demonstrated love of God.
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