The resurrection is the hinge on which the door of the Gospel swings.
Yale professor and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan said, “If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen, nothing else matters.”
Paul affirmed this sentiment: “If Christ be not risen, your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14).
If you doubt the resurrection, I suggest you pick up a copy of Lee Strobel’s classic book, The Case for Christ. For those of us who have studied the evidence and been touched by its power, the resurrection is everything.
Nothing can seem so daunting as the power of addiction. But as strong as addiction can be, its grip is loosened by the One who rose again. God has done his part – the resurrection. Now you must do your part – surrender.
Recovery Step: Surrender to the One who has provided a way out.
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.