Here’s what Dr. John Piper said about the resurrection of Christ: “The best news of the Christian Gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. God has removed every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.” [Unquote] Christians believe the resurrection of Jesus is the most impactful event to ever occur in history. It confirmed His claim—to be God’s Prophet to declare indisputable truth, God’s Priest whose death paid the sin debt for all humanity and gives eternal life to all who truly believe it; and His resurrection affirmed His qualification to serve as God’s Ruler over heaven and earth. Not wanting us to miss the reality of His resurrection is why early that morning heaven dispatched two angels to ask the searching women, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” Today, we rejoice in the reality that Jesus Christ conquered death for all who accept Him. It is why we dedicate ourselves to make a difference in the world by living for Him and serving others. Our ultimate victory is assured because He lives.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More

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