Preaching the Resurrection

Episode 797

Host Tony Merida meets with Jeff Medders, the Director of Theology and Content at SEND Network, to discuss the significance of the resurrection in our daily lives as believers, as well its power in the weekly rhythms of our churches. Tune in to discover how emphasizing the resurrection empowers us to live boldly on mission for the gospel.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How the resurrection remains applicable to every church in every context
  • The gospel’s implications for our daily lives, here and now
  • How to combat cultural desensitization toward the cross
  • The reason you can navigate your doubts with assurance as you look to the empty tomb
  • Why your sermons about the resurrection are not just for Easter Sunday!

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

Jesus has risen from the dead, and therefore everything changes. No matter your context, the risen Christ is the lean-in factor of Christianity. — Jeff Medders

The crucifixion and resurrection go together, but oftentimes, at least in my observation and experience, there’s been a deemphasis on the resurrection. — Tony Merida

If you don’t believe in the resurrection, you’re not a Christian. So, let’s advocate for more resurrection. I want people to walk out of our churches going, “This guy believes Jesus is alive.” It changes everything. — Jeff Medders

Whatever labor you’re doing for the cause of the kingdom is not in vain. Nothing done in Jesus’ name is in vain because the tomb is empty. This fuses my everyday ministry with purpose and meaning and keeps me from despair as I preach the resurrection. — Tony Merida

The entire New Testament only came to be because Jesus rose again from the dead. The entire ecosystem of Christianity is a resurrection atmosphere. — Jeff Medders

The resurrection is not just a truth we die on, but it’s a truth we live on. — Tony Merida

Published January 18, 2024

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