What if I told you that, for followers of Jesus Christ, their entire faith rests on just one thing...

Not an ability to follow some moral code, or a knowledge of God, or all the good things someone has done.

No, every believer's faith rests on... Jesus. More specifically, on the fact that He is risen (Matthew 28:6). Without the resurrection, those who put their faith in Christ are fools! As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:13-15, if Jesus is not risen, then our faith is in vain, and we are false witnesses:

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead.

But He IS risen! And He appeared to the disciples over a period of 40 days. They testified about His resurrection to the end of their days. So, Resurrection Sunday is not simply about observing a religious event. This is about the very foundation of our faith! That Jesus is no longer in the grave! He is alive! And because of this fact, we are alive as well, experiencing the joy of His eternal life both now and in the ages to come.

Celebrate with passion this weekend -- for He is risen!

Steve Elliott, Grassfire