In Acts 4:2 we read the following, “Being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people, and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead…” As the Apostles were teaching, opposition arose from the Sadducees. The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection from the dead. There are many today who deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today, like in the apostolic age, it takes boldness to proclaim the resurrection. But we must proclaim it from our pulpits and in our conversations. The early church stressed the importance of proclaiming the resurrection of the Lord of Glory.
The resurrection is the driving force behind the gospel. It should be the basis for our message. Jesus proved Himself to be the Christ through the resurrection. It makes the church and her mission strong. We should declare it as the bedrock of the Christian faith. If Christ was not raised then there is no hope for us. If He did not rise from the dead He is not our Savior and we are destined for a devil’s hell.
The resurrection demonstrated that the power of Jesus was stronger than that of Satan. The resurrection is the most essential element of the Christian faith. We must be found proclaiming it to the world, and to the assembly. This is why we can die with the hope of the resurrection from the dead.