Jesus’s resurrection is the reason we celebrate Easter. His death on the cross is the foundation of our Christian faith, offering us salvation through his ultimate sacrifice. After His death, hope seemed lost. Jesus’s body was placed in a tomb but death could not hold down God's love. While death thought it had won, Heaven was just patiently waiting for Sunday.
Matthew 28:1-6 tells the story of that miraculous morning. "After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."
He is risen! Jesus, our Savior, rose from the dead, and all who believe in Him will live forever in heaven. Join Chuck Swindoll Sermons as we celebrate the miracle of God’s redeeming love for us on Resurrection Sunday.