Resources relating to the resurrection of Christ.

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By Stephen Venable Posted on January 5, 2012

In today's Christianity, "Christ" has become a synonym for "Jesus", and "Lord" has become a synonym for "master". But for the early church, Lord and Christ had significant meaning.

In this teaching, Stephen Venable analyzes Peter's sermon in Acts 2. By His resurrection, Jesus was confirmed to be the Christ, the anointed king who would sit on David's throne in Jerusalem. By His ascension, Jesus was confirmed to be the Lord, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, because He took His seat on God's throne at His right hand.

The significance of this truth cannot be...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on April 25, 2017

The ultimate and certain hope of Christians is that God will raise us from death and give us a new body, like the one Jesus has, so that we might live on a restored Earth with Him forever. In 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul reminds believers who have had loved ones die of this great hope and then says "comfort one another with these words".

In that spirit, I had the honor and privilege of giving the exhortation at the memorial service of a mentor and dear friend Bob Falkner who died from cancer in April 2017. Bob was 70.

For a transcript with Scripture references,...

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Posted on November 22, 2016

God has designed us to love stories, and there's one story that He's going to use to thrill our hearts forever. This story, often called the gospel is what the Bible tells us about. However, the story of the gospel does not begin halfway through that book.

The story originated in a garden sanctuary in a land called Eden in ancient days. It continued to be told through a people called Israel, set apart by God to image Him to the rest of the nations. Then, over two thousand years ago, a Jewish child named Yeshua was born in adverse conditions and in the midst...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on November 15, 2015

What is "the faith"? What is it that Christians actually believe and what unifies us together? In this talk from the Daniel Training Network annual conference in October 2015, Josh outlines the Gospel as the Apostles of Jesus passed it down to us.

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Posted on May 9, 2013

Today, Christians in the Western tradition celebrate "Ascension Day", commemorating the day of Jesus' ascension into the heavens to retake His place on His throne of glory. The church calendar marks 40 days following the day of His resurrection, according to Acts 1:3:

“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3 ESV)

The magnitude of the ascension is overwhelming. This was not just Jesus' "disappearing act". The place...

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Posted on April 10, 2012

During Passion Week last week, I tweeted a harmony of the chronology as recorded by the four gospels, based on The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim.

In the Twitter sphere where humanity gets wrapped up in movies, bashing political figures, debating social justice issues, and showing off what they ate for lunch today, I wanted to bring to remembrance perhaps the most neglected One on Twitter - God in the flesh Himself. The very real memories...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

The resurrection of the body is a doctrine held by the normal churchgoer in the West, but is mostly retained in rhetoric and not believed with unyielding certainty as it was in the early church. Most believe in a resurrection, but believe in an ethereal, "heavenward" resurrection where we will play a harp on a cloud in a never-ending worship service.

The resurrection of the body and the restoration of the earth to its original glory is the hope of every believer. The Holy Spirit is the "down payment" of our resurrection and testifies to the coming Day through signs, wonders, and...

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By John Harrigan Posted on December 23, 2011

The resurrection of the body is a doctrine held by the normal churchgoer in the West, but is mostly retained in rhetoric and not believed with unyielding certainty as it was in the early church. Most believe in a resurrection, but believe in an ethereal, "heavenward" resurrection where we will play a harp on a cloud in a never-ending worship service.

The resurrection of the body and the restoration of the earth to its original glory is the hope of every believer. The Holy Spirit is the "down payment" of our resurrection and testifies to the coming Day through signs, wonders, and...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on March 12, 2011

In the last two articles (read them here and here), I’ve written about how every choice, word, action, and moment of our lives should not end in self-exaltation but rather rebound to the glory of Christ. In today’s potently narcissistic culture, modern Christianity has presented a version of Jesus that exists for our pleasure and comfort instead of us existing for His fame and renown among the nations. The...

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By Josh Hawkins Posted on August 17, 2010

As Christians, the cross of our Lord Jesus is rightfully the most considered aspect of our faith. So much has been written on the work of the cross, the beauty of the cross, and the wisdom of the cross. However, I’ve been realizing that I have severely neglected “the other side of the coin” when it comes to preaching and teaching about the cross. Not only does the work of Christ on the cross redeem us to God, but the cross demands a response from us as it beckons our flesh into its revulsion and contempt. His cross is an invitation for us into our cross – into the “...