Today may feel a little different from other Sundays. The blooming flowers outside make it clear that spring has arrived, baskets filled with goodies may have been waiting for young children to wake up, and church buildings around the world are probably surging in attendance. Our calendars tell us that today is Easter, and we know that much of the religious world will discuss and remember Christ’s resurrection from the grave.
The resurrection of Christ is an incredible event of history that proves the power of God and gives us all the hope of eternal life. In I Corinthians 15, Paul writes that without Christ’s resurrection, our faith “is vain” and “worthless” (1 Corinthians 15:14-17). The resurrection is, in many ways, the centerpiece of our spiritual and eternal salvation. Without it, we would have no hope.
Paul also teaches that remembering this incredible event should be part of every Sunday. He teaches that whenever we preach Christ, we preach “that He has been raised from the dead,” which means that every Sunday worship recalls His resurrection from the grave (1 Corinthians 15:12).
While today may look a little different, it is no more special than last Sunday and next Sunday will be no less special than today. Instead, God expects us to remember and worship Him while considering Christ’s sinless death, burial, and resurrection from the grave each and every first day of the week.