How might it have impacted you to witness the events of Jesus’ arrest, trial, death, and resurrection? Consider the warning of the Roman soldier as Scott Jewell presents our Easter message.
The famous opponent of Christianity – Voltaire – actually believed the dead could be raised. He believed in a famous scientist of the day who maintained he had done just that. Voltaire rejected Jesus and His real resurrection and embraced a scientist and his false claim.
When Jesus died, no one expected Him to rise from the dead. But if you don’t believe Jesus is coming back from the dead, what do you do with a dead Jesus?
Why did Jesus say “I am the Resurrection and the Life?” What is there about that simple statement that can give us hope in a dark world?
Jesus showed up 4 days late for Lazarus’ funeral. Why? And what can that mean to us as Christians?
When Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas got a 5 minute show and tell. By contrast, the 2 men on the road to Emmaus received a 3 hour dissertation. Why the difference? Perhaps Jesus spent more time with these hopeless men, to show us how to have a living Hope in a hopeless world.
There’s a repetitive theme in Scripture: heroes and heroines of the Bible seemingly all go through the process of being given a vision by God, followed by the death of that vision, and ultimately the rebirth of that vision. How did that pattern apply to Jesus and how does it apply to us?
Death is certain but the promise of Resurrection is more certain. Why is that promise so powerful and what difference can our resurrection mean to us?
Why would Jesus show up 4 days late for the funeral of one of His best friends? What was Jesus trying to teach and what can we learn from this miracle/"sign"?