1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
The details of Jesus’ life was foretold before he was ever conceived. No other figure at the center of a religious belief system has had the account of their life and coming foretold as Jesus did.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Isaiah 53 prophisies of the vivid account of Jesus’s crucifixion.
The most important event in human history is God raising His son, Jesus, from the dead.
Jesus let everyone know that he knew how he would die and that he would get up in three days.
The story of Jonah being in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights was a picture of the three days that Jesus would go into the heart of the earth.
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.s
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
All that Jesus did was and is his passion for us. He endured the cross.
Therefore, you don’t earn the love of God. You recieve the love of God.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The joy that was set before Him was YOU!
1 Corinthians 15:12-13,16-19
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
If Jesus is not real, how could his message have lasted this long?
Death is the only payment of sin. If Jesus didn’t get up, the payment wasn’t accepted. God accepted his blood so we have redemption through it.
1 Corinthians 15:19
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Miserable is mentioned again in Revelation 3:17: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
God put so much faith in the death, burial, resurrection of His son that He said he would save anyone who believed. John 3:16
When Jesus rose from the dead, he left the burial cloths in the tomb folded neatly. In the culture at that time, a folded napkin meant that you were returning to the table while a messy napkin meant you were done. Jesus left his grave clothes folded neatly to signify that he wasn’t finished and would return. After he rose, he walked the earth for 40 days and was seen by 500 people. Acts 1:3
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: