This post is adapted from The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection by Justin W. Bass. (more…)
The Garden Tomb, Jerusalem (commons.wikimedia.org)
Today is Good Friday, and Christians around the world are remembering Christ’s death, caused by our sin.
This year on the blog, we featured a five-week family Easter Bible study written especially for families. We posted one Easter Bible Study each Friday leading up to today. If you missed the first four, we’ve included them below. It’s an excellent opportunity to remember the story the Bible tells about not only Jesus’ death but to celebrate his resurrection—but also challenges families to consider three important questions at the end of each study: Who is God? Who is Jesus? Who are we? [Read more…]
We’re entering the Easter season, and Christians around the world are remembering Christ’s death, caused by our sin. But we are also celebrating, because Resurrection Day is our God-given promise that we, too, will one day rise. [Read more…]
First Corinthians 15:19 says, “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
Because of Christ’s resurrection, we know the opposite is true. As 1 Corinthians continues, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” [Read more…]
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By Ryan J. Pemberton
“Is this something we do?” I remember asking when I first heard the word “Lent.”
Even though my father is Catholic, I grew up in a Protestant house where Lent, Ash Wednesday, and fasting were as exotic as Rome, the pope, and crucifixes. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I saw Christians with crosses of ash smeared on their foreheads and heard of friends giving up coffee or chocolate for a season. [Read more…]
By Jess Holland and Matthew Boffey
On Saturday, they rested. But early Sunday morning, the women leaped into action. Motivated by love, they gathered spices and perfumes to honor the body of Jesus. Little did they know that Sunday morning marked a new day in human history.
God chose a small group of women to share the greatest news of all time. Why? [Read more…]