Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.— N. T. Wright
Empowering Easter Resurrection quotations
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.
The simple fact that the Christian fellowship, founded on belief in Jesus' resurrection, came into existence and flourished in the very city where he was executed and buried is powerful evidence for the historicity of the empty tomb.
Our old history ends with the Cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.
The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more.
The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!
I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event. If the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on that Easter Sunday were a public event which had been made known...not only to the 530 Jewish witnesses but to the entire population, all Jews would have become followers of Jesus.
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world.
That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.
God's plan makes you sing about resurrection when your hanging on a cross.
Let us consider this settled, that no one has made progress in the school of Christ who does not joyfully await the day of death and final resurrection.
Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross.
Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.
I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event.
There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter.
The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.
The message of Easter is that God's new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you're now invited to belong to it.
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right; Faith and Hope triumphant say Christ will rise on Easter Day.
We live and die; Christ died and lived!
Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Jesus Christ's claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made.
Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That's what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about.
Anyone can be sentimental about the nativity;
any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you’re not a believer." “If you don’t believe in Easter,” Owen Meany said. “Don’t kid yourself—Don’t call yourself a Christian.
your faith and hope are in god.
The resurrection power of Jesus broke Satan's captive power.
When He led the Old Testament saints from paradise to heaven, He led captivity captive!
Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.
It happens to all of us, I concluded that Easter Sunday morning.
God simply keeps reaching down into the dirt of humanity and resurrecting us from the graves we dig for ourselves through our violence, our lies, our selfishness, our arrogance, and our addictions. And God keeps loving us back to life over and over.
Comedy is the only hope for humanity.
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.
The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.
Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.
The best proof that Christ has risen is that he is still alive.
And for the immense majority of our contemporaries, the only way of seeing him alive is for us Christians to love one another.
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our hearts and find him there. For he left us, and behold, he is here.
Apart from the resurrection of Jesus, the eschatological orientation of the church appears as the spoke of a wheel without a hub.
On what does the Christian argument for Immortality really rest? It stands upon the pedestal on which the theologian rests the whole of historical Christianity-the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Death is strong, but Life is stronger.
Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered... God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.