“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. … But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:17,20).
The historical resurrection of Jesus from the dead is pretty important to us at Risen Savior Lutheran Church. That’s why we named our church after it. If someone promises to die and rise again, then does it, that speaks volumes about the truth of his message and religion. And Jesus’ resurrection didn’t happen secretly or in a corner; it was personally witnessed by more than 500 people. In fact, Oxford professor Thomas Arnold, one of the most renowned historians of his time and intimately acquainted with all sorts of ancient literature, said in 1838 that he knew of no one fact in the history of mankind which was proved by better and fuller evidence of every sort than Christ’s death and resurrection from the dead.
So what was Jesus’ message? “Everyone who looks to the Son [Jesus Christ] and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I [Jesus] will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40). “Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you” (Acts 13:38).
Jesus’ life and death reconciled sinful humanity to the holy God, and his resurrection proved it. This is the message that Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church has been proclaiming in South Austin since its founding in 1983. It’s a historical message with eternal meaning.
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