January isn’t usually a time we typically think about the resurrection of Christ—we usually do that in the spring, around Easter season. But the resurrection impacts our lives as Christians every single day. It’s Christ’s victory over the grave that gives us as believers a living hope! So, it’s something we should celebrate each and every day.
The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:14–22:
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain. . . . For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has also come the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
Paul refers to the literal history in Genesis, directly connecting Adam’s sin, which brought death to all of us, and Christ’s resurrection from the dead, which brings life.
See how Paul above, referring to the literal history in Genesis, directly connects Adam’s sin, which brought death to all of us, and Christ’s resurrection from the dead, which brings life? Every single person alive today will someday die because of sin (unless the Lord returns). But for those who have trusted in Christ, we have hope for this life and the next life. His resurrection defeated death, and now, just as Adam’s sin causes us all to die, the life of Christ causes all who trust in him to be made alive for eternity.
What a hope we have! And this truth of Christ, the one who conquered the grave, should be on our minds and hearts continually.
We will be celebrating the resurrection of Christ at our Easter conference called Answering Atheists, taking place April 17–21, 2019, at the Ark Encounter in our brand-new Answers Center (a 2,500 seat multi-purpose auditorium). This five-day conference features Living Waters’ Ray Comfort, Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne, and Mark Spence, plus Dr. Christopher Cone of Calvary University, astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle, and many other exciting speakers. I’ll be speaking as well.
This conference will conclude with a special sunrise service lead by Ray Comfort on Easter morning on the grounds of the Ark Encounter. This special sunrise service, celebrating the hope that we have because of Christ’s victory over death, is free for anyone to attend. Parking is free for this morning service.
And, new this year (instead of a conference registration fee), we will feature a special multi-day pass option for families, couples, or individuals to enjoy our attractions. These multi-day passes include unlimited admission for seven consecutive days to both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum (45 minutes away from each other), unlimited parking, all conference sessions, and other special offers. This exciting new ticketing option is a great way to explore everything both attractions have to offer during this unique conference.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,