Earlier in His ministry, Jesus said “I am the resurrection and life…” (John 11:25). Not only did He have the power to bring people like Lazarus back from the dead, but death itself would not be able to conquer Him. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an essential part of Christian faith. If the Lord had remained in the tomb, there would be no hope for the future, we would still be lost in our sins, and the gospel would be a lie. Because He rose from the grave, we have a hope for the future, we can face death with confidence, and our lives have eternal purpose.