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In what ways does the belief in the resurrection of Jesus affect a Christian's actions in worship and in everyday life?

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The Resurrection (ii) In what ways does the belief in the resurrection of Jesus affect a Christian's actions in worship and in everyday life? The resurrection affects Christian's lives in many ways. The biggest is most obviously the Easter festival. This is a festival in which Christians celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Christians use objects like an empty cross to show that Jesus was brought back to life and taken off of the cross. Traditional services start on Saturday night in order to remember the resurrection properly, as it says in Luke 24:1 "very early in the morning" Baptisms emphasize the child or person entering into the church. For a Christian baptism is essential in order to become part of the Church, it washes away your sins and allows you to start a new life with Christ, free of sins. ...read more.

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Hospices help people with terminal diseases overcome death. They help Christians share in Jesus' suffering. Patients die in pain just as Jesus did in order to go to a better place. Hospices allow the patients to have the best quality of life and to die in dignity. Hospices help Christians face up to death, 'Death has lost its sting'. The resurrection of Jesus helps Christians see that when they die there's something to look forward to and not to be scared of death. The idea of life after death helps Christians soften the idea of it. Great martyrs such as Maximillan Kolbe, who gave his life to save others in a German prisoner camp because he believed that life would be better after death. This has happened all through history; Christian martyrs were persecuted by the Romans and crucified or fed to lions. ...read more.

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A report in the Church times about Suzy Lamplugh, who died and whose body was not found, is about a stained glass window in their local church. The window shows her being resurrected just as Jesus was "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will all be comforted" (Matthew 5:4) The Nicene Creed summarises all Christians faiths and it talks about resurrection. "...For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, He suffered death and was Buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the father" (The Nicene Creed) The Nicene creed is a statement of Christian belief in which all Christians are expected to believe that Jesus was resurrected and that he was a normal human being given the 'rank' of god. ...read more.

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