8 Things to Remember During “Resurrection Conversations”
by Simon Foster
“How does the death of a guy, even if he is God, do anything for me now?” A friend asked me this a short time ago. This person didn’t doubt that God raised Jesus from the dead. They doubt how it could have any effect on them today. It wasn’t “Good News” if it didn’t really matter. On one hand, I understand this person’s question. I understand the desire to connect the Resurrection to our life today. On the other hand God has revealed to us His purpose and plan in raising Jesus from the dead. Simon has outlined some evidence that gives us confidence in the historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection. Simon then drew from the biblical stories and concluded ‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’ here. Part of the work is to share the Hope that is found in this event. Even though it is ancient history, it has present day effects. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can relate the Resurrection to our conversations today.
How does this play out in everyday normal conversations? It is important that we don’t just learn and do nothing with it. Actually, the best learning really does come from talking about it. Also, the Resurrection can be a fun topic to discuss with Christians and those that don’t believe. Just go for it and see where the conversation takes you. Pray after that God works in that person and gives you more opportunities in the future. Enjoy the opportunities. Here are a few ideas for what to say, how to say it and what matters when it comes to a conversation around this topic of the Resurrection. …
1) If Jesus truly did conquer death, and through that, he gave life to those who are redeemed. Then no matter what you or I might go, through, there is HOPE.
2) It is always better for us to live within the TRUTH than outside of it. As I have briefly shown in a past blog, the resurrection is true and we can have faith in it.
3) Having the serum (the cure for sin and separation from God which is the Gospel) doesn’t mean we are never sick with something else. Our sins have been paid for, but our life is not perfect…
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