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If Christ did not rise from the dead, then our faith holds no meaning (1 Corinthians 15:14). Indeed, it would be utterly futile. Without the reality of the Resurrection, everything we believe in—the existence of God, the significance of church, the essence of the Christian life—would be nothing but falsehood.

However, if the Resurrection is indeed true, several profound truths follow:

Our sins are forgiven: The Bible unequivocally states that all have sinned (Romans 3:23), rupturing our relationship with our Creator and distancing us from His  love. Yet, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we have been granted forgiveness, and our bond with God has been restored.

Death is not the end: Jesus has triumphed over death and assures us that we can follow in His footsteps (Philippians 3:21). Because of Christ’s resurrection, death holds no dominion over us; we have been granted eternal life. With a spirit of  defiance, Paul exclaims, ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ (1 Corinthians 15:55). Naturally, there is no response.

Our way of life holds significance: Knowing that we will exist eternally in God’s presence, our priorities and devotion are directed towards Him, rather than the temporary concerns of this world. This focus does not detach us from reality but rather centres our attention where it truly belongs (Colossians 3:2). Indeed, living with our hearts set on eternity empowers us to be more effective in God’s work—manifesting His truth and advancing His kingdom—here and now.

This is truly the hope we find at Easter.