The resurrection of Jesus Christ is in line with the Old Testament feasts. Looking at 1 Corinthians 15, the author shows how the Paul is guided by Israel's festal calendar as it finds its fulfillment in the Christ's resurrection. This has a great bearing for the church, as she lives between the time of the firstfruits and the harvest.
This article looks at the great truths regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This article considers what the consequences would be if there was no resurrection of Christ from the dead. Then Good Friday is just another Friday, and there is no hope for Christians.
Is belief in the resurrection of Jesus essential or optional? This article examines the evidence for the resurrection through three lenses: the gospel tradition, skeptical scholarship, and faith. It concludes that faith in the risen Christ is essential.
This article outlines and critiques five common lies about the resurrection: the Lord did not know he was going to die, the cross was a defeat, the Lord's greatest pain was physical, his death on the cross was insufficient, and Christians celebrate Easter once a year.
The article paints a picture of the beauty and importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its importance involves the assurance of the believers' salvation, the perfect acceptance of Christ's sacrifice, motivation for holiness, and the believers' hope for resurrection.
This article looks at how the resurrection of Christ changes the lives of his followers here and now.
This article explores the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and what it achieved. That resurrection demonstrated that Jesus is Lord and Christ, and it revealed that God will judge the world by a man.
Christ has risen from the dead. This article shows the fact of Christ’s resurrection, as well as the wonder and benefit of it.
This article offers ten thoughts on the resurrection as the core of the Christian message.
The author discusses James Cameron's recent documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, together with Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino's The Jesus Family Tomb. Cameron reports on a tomb that has been unearthed in Jerusalem with familiar names, including Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, and Mathew. The author refutes these conclusions and emphasizes the biblical testimony of the resurrection of Christ.
Jesus' resurrection is essential to Christianity because it attests to Christ's victory over death, his righteousness, and his divine identity. This what the article explains.
What significance does Christ's resurrection have in God's redemptive plan?
Did Christ really rise from the dead? This article looks at the claims against the resurrection of Christ, concluding that there is no other explanation except that Christ rose.
In response to the efforts of men and demons to thwart his redemptive purposes, God himself laughed at his enemies on the day he raised his Son from the dead. But may we too join in God's triumphant laughter? There are three things to laugh about: 1) How our Lord's enemies incriminate themselves before Pilate. 2) How they unwittingly foretell His triumph over them.
What is the best news you have ever heard in your life? This article says the resurrection of Christ is the best news we have ever heard, since through it justification is secured, and victory over sin and eternal life are certain.
What a day it was when Jesus rose from the dead! Why was this day special? The author of this article shows firstly that by providing so many proofs, Christ protected His Church from doubting His resurrection. Secondly, the author shows that Christ's resurrection is crucial to the life of the church. It is the source of the Church's joy, forgiveness, and hope. The resurrection serves as certainty that the church has new life and has been raised with Christ.
Jesus' resurrection is a real event that occurred in history. His ressurrection was important for the atoning work of Christ. It is through the resurrection that Christians are assured of God's acceptance, victory over death and hell, the return of Christ, and future resurrection.
This author discusses two reasons why he believes in Jesus' resurrection.
The article explains how the resurrection is at the heart of Christianity and the Christian life.
What did the resurrection mean for the Lord Jesus? This article offers some considerations from a biblical and theological perspective. It discusses how Christ in his resurrection functioned as the last Adam, the Son of David and Israel's Messiah, the fulfillment God's covenant promises, and the vindication of his own testimony in his ministry.
Christianity begins with who God is and what He has done for us in history. God has revealed His person and will by awesome and supernatural events, and Christ's resurrection is the centrepiece of His revelation and His redemptive acts throughout history. Christ's resurrection is indespensible for our justification and our sanctification.
God has given His church three written accounts that attest to the historical reality of Christ's resurrection. There were many different reactions to Christ's resurrection, including surprise, misunderstanding, and doubt. How will we react to Christ's resurrection?
The article first indicates the centrality of the witness of the New Testament to the resurrection of Christ. Next, it surveys the search for a controlling principle of interpretation to express the continuity between the Old and the New Testament. The article then considers Old Testament persons, events, and passages that point toward the resurrection of Christ. The expectation during the intertestamental period is also considered.
This article considers how the resurrection of Christ changed the world, particularly for the believer. Life is not in vain, there is no more fear of death, and we live in hope. The article also gives attention to what the resurrection life looks like for the believer.
What place does the resurrection of Christ hold among the doctrines of Christianity? How much can we rely on the evidence of the so-called eyewitness accounts in the Gospels? Are these not just human fabrications? In answering such questions the author mounts an apologetic against the skeptical questions raised by modern-day unbelievers, refuting proposed alternative explanations to the bodily resurrection of Christ.
The resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith. This article argues that resurrection is essentially a feature of the last times and the outstanding aspect of the Christian hope. The New Testament makes it evident that the resurrection of Jesus was linked not only with his death but also with his parousia. The major theme of this study is the nature and significance of this connection.
How does Jurgen Moltmann understand the resurrection of man and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in particular? His use of the word "resurrection" diverges significantly from the common understanding of the term. The social character of Moltmann's use of this symbol is vital to a proper understanding of his contribution.
This is an extended review of N T Wright’s important book The Resurrection of the Son of God. The book has two main aims. First to reassert that the authors of the New Testament believed that Jesus was raised bodily from the dead. Second to clarify the authors’ understanding of resurrection for those who believe in Jesus.
This study takes a look at modern accounts of collective religious visions. Five factors are discussed that make it very likely that such visions are hallucinations. In the second part of the paper, the author examines whether the same is true of Jesus’ resurrection appearances. The Gospels relate only non-glorious appearances of Jesus.
This article wants to consider the soteriological significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The author considers Jesus' resurrection in relation to his offices as Messiah: prophet, priest (Hebrews 5:5–10), and king (Acts 2:30–32). He wants to emphasize that the resurrection on Sunday is more than just a "proof" of the gospel of the cross.
Some modern exegetes claim that the disciples' experience of Jesus after the resurrection was nothing more than a visionary experience. This article wants to challenge this view. It further challenges the view that the body of Christ was not important for the church in Jerusalem's concept of the resurrection of Christ.
Greek hero cults consisted of sacrifices offered at the grave of deceased human beings. There was a belief that the hero was still active and able to exercise a powerful influence. In this article, this evidence is compared to Mark’s portrayal of Jesus’ empty tomb to show that it is not the empty tomb of a hero, but of one who has been raised from the dead.