Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene and then the other women returning from the tomb. The disciples did not believe the women’s reports. They believed that they were “idle tales” coming from hysterical women. Now Jesus had appeared to two men who have come to give their eyewitness testimony. However before they could relate their encounter […]
Last weel we considered the fact that the empty tomb in and of itself was not proof that Jesus rose from the dead. There was certainly the circumstantial evidence of the orderly arrangement of the grave clothes. God gave further confirmation by sending angels to tell the women that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead. The greatest proof of Jesus’ physical resurrection is the fact that He appeared […]
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central point of Christianity. Christianity stands or falls with the resurrection. If Jesus did not physically rise from the dead the preaching of the Gospel is nonsense. There is no salvation and we are completely without hope. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are one story, Romans 4:25.
Jesus had come to Jerusalem to fulfill the purpose of His coming into the world. He never left the vicinity of Jerusalem after this. He came to Jerusalem for one purpose, to die upon a cross for the sins of mankind, John 12:27. Jesus chose the time of the Passover feast for the final events […]