Exploring the Passion

The Rest of the Story - The Resurrection

by Mary Barnum

Luke 24:1-12; 1 Corinthians 15:1-19

Summary

Jesus' resurrection is the centerpiece of Christian theology because if it never occurred, our faith as Christians would be worthless. We are provided a plethora of evidence supporting its reality: we know that Jesus died and was buried; there was an empty tomb; and Jesus appeared to over 500 people after rising (most of whom were still alive and could give an account). The alternative theories don't add up. The validity of Jesus' resurrection implies that: Jesus vindicated his claim to be God; he offers eternal life; and he can transform our lives.

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