Today we stand with Christ-followers all over the world and recognize the monumental significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Paul would write in 1 Corinthians 15, “If Christ has not been raised then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” The resurrection has been central to our worldview since the day the grave was found empty.
But what did the first Christians understand about the resurrection of Jesus? Today we will listen as Peter preaches the first recorded sermon that made use of this miraculous event. We’ll sit in his audience, hear his explanations, and then ask the question his original listeners asked. And we’ll find that the way we answer will make all the difference, both in this life and the next.