Resurrection Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old resurrection quotes, resurrection sayings, and resurrection proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Remember that He who rose from the dead, rose to pour out His Holy Spirit into human lives, and, by that Spirit, to make available to any individual all the fullness of Himself, twenty-four hours a day.     

Ray C. Stedman

The greatest negative in the universe is the Cross, for with it God wiped out everything that was not of Himself: the greatest positive in the universe is the resurrection, for through it God brought into being all.     

Watchman Nee

While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.     

Josh McDowell

We live and die; Christ died and lived!     

John Stott

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.     

Deepak Chopra

If Christ was not raised, His death was in vain, your faith in Him would be pointless and your sins would still be counted against you with no hope of spiritual life.     

John Macarthur

The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!     

Colin Smith

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!     

Clarence W. Hall

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of his mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on his gospel.     

Edward Mckendree Bounds

A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.     


The resurrection is not merely important to the historic Christian faith; without it, there would be no Christianity. It is the singular doctrine that elevates Christianity above all other world religions.     

Adrian Rogers

Few people seem to realize that the resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone to a worldview that provides the perspective to all of life.     

Josh McDowell

The Gospel is the Gospel of the Risen Christ. There would be no Gospel for sinners if Christ had not been raised.     

H.A. Ironside

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.     

Watchman Nee

The cross of Christ only triumphs in the breast of believers over the devil and the flesh, sin and sinners, when their eyes are directed to the power of His Resurrection.     

John Calvin

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.     

Martin Luther

After death something new begins, over which all powers of the world of death have no more might.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph. The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one.     

Leon Morris

Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.     

N.T. Wright

There is no historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.     

Brooke Foss Wescott

Live in the awareness that Christ lives and that He lives in His people.     

Julien B. Well

The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don't worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry. He's risen!     

Charles R Swindoll

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.     

Paul Ricoeur

The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.     

Robert Flatt

If I am to inherit Eternal Life, I must cultivate a correspondence with the Eternal.     

Henry Drummond

If you have the power to resurrect the dead man, firstly, be sure that he is a good man!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived or that Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three.     

Billy Graham

We are not preaching the Gospel of a dead Christ, but of a living Christ who sits exalted at the Father's right hand, and is living to save all who put their trust in Him. He saves to the uttermost all who come to God by Him.     

H.A. Ironside

The Church has its existance by virtue of the death and resurrection of Jesus. He was the first to emerge from death's dark dominions, as the One on Whom death had no claim, and over whom the grave had no power.     

W.H. Rogers

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.     

Floyd W. Tomkins