Easter 2020 | Greater Hope
Topic: Holiday Passage: Matthew 27:62–28:15
One of the greatest evidences for Jesus resurrection is the radical change in his disciples. The Resurrection is THE event that transformed confused, heartbroken, and fearful cowards into courageous leaders and martyrs. Through their radical lives and their fantastic deaths, we see how their unshakable belief in the resurrection of Jesus gave them something more powerful than threat of death. That “something” was hope. Hope is powerful. Simply, hope is conviction derived from the certainty of something happening. Hope-filled conviction can greatly influence, even govern, how we think, feel, perceive, and act in the worst of circumtances. Christian hope is fundamentally different than any other kind of hope in the world.