Before His death, Christ foretold His resurrection, but the Pharisees and Sadducees thought that they could thwart God’s plan with human intervention. Alistair Begg walks us through several scenes surrounding the tomb in which Christ was buried—and from which He arose—and encourages us to weigh the evidence of a risen King for ourselves. True, saving faith hinges upon belief in this glorious resurrection, for when we bow before Jesus as our King, we no longer have to face Him as our Judge.
Some Strange Ideas
It could be the plot for a movie: an oppressed nation is looking for a liberator, but there’s a plan in the works to kill him before he can act. An innocent man dies willingly for guilty men. People come back to life from the dead, and a body disappears. Centuries' worth of prophesies were about to be fulfilled, but not in the way anyone expected… and conspiracies and political intrigue surround it all.
By any measure, the final days of Christ’s life and the weeks and months immediately following his resurrection were filled with strange and perplexing events, themes, and ideas. If someone made up the story, we might accuse him of sensationalism, yet these historical events are at the turning point in redemptive history. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg explains how God used these strange ideas to accomplish His great plan to redeem mankind and reconcile us to Himself through Christ’s death and resurrection.