In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “The Power of the Resurrection.” Join us as we dive into Mark 16 & Ephesians 1, and learn about the true power of Jesus’ resurrection. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your faith, as we reflect on the might of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Power of the Resurrection
Mark 16:6 ESV
And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen [He has been raised]; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.
Ephesians 1:15-23 ESV
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Ephesians 1:19 ESV
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe…
Ephesians 1:19-21a ESV
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion…
1st The resurrection of Jesus will stand for all time and eternity as the greatest demonstration of God’s power.
Hebrews 2:14-15a NLT
Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all…
Revelation 1:17-18 MSG
I saw this and fainted dead at his feet. His right hand pulled me upright, his voice reassured me: “Don’t fear: I am First, I am Last, I’m Alive. I died, but I came to life, and my life is now forever. See these keys in my hand? They open and lock Death’s doors, they open and lock Hell’s gates.
Colossians 2:13-15 NLT
Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
2nd The resurrection is the perfect analogy of what has happened to us at our salvation.
Ephesians 2:4-6 NIV
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
3rd The resurrection is proof that every obstacle and enemy set our in path shall be defeated.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.