What if I told you that, as a follower of Jesus, your entire salvation rests on one thing -- and one thing ONLY.

It's not on following some moral code, your knowledge of God, or all the good things you've done.

No, your salvation rests on... Jesus. And more specifically on the fact that He is risen! Without the resurrection, those who put their faith in Christ are fools! As Apostle Paul said, if Christ 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 (1 Cor. 15:13-15, NIV).

But Jesus has risen! He appeared to the disciples over a period of 40 days. And they testified about His resurrection to the end of their days. Many of them died cruel, horrible deaths because they refused to deny Christ.

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.

So celebrate with passion today. He is risen!

Steve Elliott