April 11, 1993
Belief in the resurrection is essential to the Christian faith. Alistair Begg challenges us to look at the facts, judge the evidence, and then decide if the testimonies surrounding Jesus’ triumph over death are convincing. Drawing not only from biblical sources but also from historical evidence, he lays out the case for Scripture’s claims, and then responds to several common objections. The conclusion is unavoidable: if we accept the Bible’s truth, then we also accept its challenge to trust the living Lord.
1Now I would remind you, brothers,1 of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.