Christian Living
The Power of the Resurrection
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Apr 23, 2019

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The power of the resurrection is available to every believer in Jesus Christ, regardless of how powerless you may feel. It won't give you a prestigious job, wealth, or fame. That's not what Jesus came to do. He came to give us the power to overcome evil, addiction, and even the greatest enemy of all—death.

That same power transformed Saul to Paul—changing the greatest persecutor of Christians to a man sold out for the Gospel. Paul so knew the power of the resurrection that he came to consider it joy to suffer the loss of all things, including his life, for the sake of the Gospel (see Philippians 3:7-14).

Jesus came to give us the power to overcome evil, addiction, and even the greatest enemy of all—death.

 

Today, Leading The Way receives thousands of letters testifying to the transformative power of Christ's resurrection. Terrorists have turned into evangelists. Criminals have become honest, Christ-loving men and women. Academics who once spent their lives searching for ways to undermine the Christian faith are now its biggest proponents.

Have you experienced this same transformative power at work in your own life? Remember: Christianity isn't about following a set of rules, attending church, or acting religious. These things will not save anyone. The power of the resurrected Jesus does what no earthly power could ever do, changing the hearts, minds, and lives of all who believe in Christ and follow Him in obedience.

How are you experiencing the transformative power of Christ in your life?

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for utterly transforming me—for bringing me from death to life. I pray that as I reflect on the wonder of Your love, I would grow in faith and draw near to You, becoming like You for Your glory. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, . . ." (1 Peter 1:3).