Scripture: Matthew 16:13-28, Gal. 4:4, John 20:31
Maybe you have never heard of Christ or maybe you are so used to it that it doesn’t stand out to you. But to refer to Jesus as Christ is huge because we are saying that He is the promised Messiah—the person through whom God would accomplish His plan of redemption. God’s ultimate solution to the problem of sin and brokenness in this world has arrived.
Many had claimed to be the Messiah, but only Jesus rose from the dead to prove it. The resurrection is crucial to our faith and to the fulfillment of God’s saving purposes. Without it, we have no hope. The Gospels, the Good News, testifies that Jesus rose from the grave and appeared to His disciples.