The Importance of the ResurrectionEGP Blog post from March 31, 2013
Often in church we talk about Christ’s death. The beauty of Easter is that it reminds us of the resurrection. Anyone can die for what they believe in or stand for, but only Christ had the power to lay down His life and pick it back up again! (John 10:18) Happy Resurrection Sunday, my brothers and sisters!
1 Corinthians 15:13–17 (NASB)
 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;  and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.  Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against° God that He raised Christ°, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.  For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;  and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
1 Corinthians 15:15a Or concerning
1 Corinthians 15:15b I.e. the Messiah