The New Resurrected Life
Sunday April 4, 2021 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
John 11:25-26, 1 Corinthians 15:14-16
The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead changes everything. - Wung Valui Jesus, after He rose from the dead, first revealed Himself to a small group of people who loved Him and followed Him to declare that His mission had been fulfilled.
Re-build your faith between Resurrection and Pentecost. There are fifty days between the Resurrection and Pentecost. Let the fifty-day period between Resurrection and Pentecost become a period of Faith Fitness.
This period is the most powerful period in the history of the Christian faith. The Resurrection is the foundation of Christian faith, apart from which our faith is in vain. And Pentecost, the giving of the Holy Spirit, marks the beginning of the Church.
Celebrate the new resurrected life, overcome your fear, refuse to doubt, restore your faith, live the Great Commission, receive and embrace the Holy Spirit, and use the power of the Holy Spirit to build your faith.
HOW DID THE RESURRECTION CHANGE EVERYTHING?
Before the resurrection, humankind was shackled by death.
We were all dead in sin without hope.
The resurrection of Jesus freed humanity from the curse of death.
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA
The resurrection marked the beginning of your new life. This was the beginning of a new human era. If you believe in the resurrection of Jesus, you will live and not die.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26).
To Build Your Faith - Start Within Your Innermost Being
- Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene.
- The greatest story of Christianity was told first to one person. Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. (Mark 16:9 NKJV)
- For personal growth, personal transformation, you have to dig deep and work in your most innermost private life. Transformation is deeply personal.
Start With Love
- Through The Resurrection, God shows that Jesus is His beloved Son and we are His beloved children.
- Know this, if you are questioning your worth, your value, and your identity, nothing can separate you from the love of God.
THE FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is foundational to the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, our faith is futile.
And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty...And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! (1 Corinthians 15:14-16).
To Build Your Faith - Be Clear On Your Conviction
- The disciples preached Jesus and His resurrection with singular boldness and clarity
- The resurrection had such a powerful impact on the apostles - They were willing to die for Jesus.
Believe There Is An Ultimate Eternal Future
- The foundation of the Christian faith is tied to the ultimate future for human beings.
LIVING DAILY IN THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION
We have the power to conquer the habits of sin because of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. (Philippians 3:10)
To Build Your Faith - Experience The Full Weight of God's Power In All Areas of Your Life
- You may know that a man is powerful, but to experience the full weight of His power on you is at another level.
Experience The Process of Crucifixion With Jesus
- The process of going through the crucifixion with Jesus is a necessary path to experience the power of His resurrection.
Experience The Burial With Jesus To Be Resurrected With Him
- We can know the power of His resurrection by knowing His death, being buried with Him so as to rise with Him.