Tag: Resurrection

Witness Well

Confronting an Ordinary Day with an Extraordinary Message

What we are provided in the New Testament is a harmonious account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament is not just a reliable, historical account of Jesus Christ, but a sufficient one. We are given all that we need to know to receive salvation.

Contrasting the Easter messages between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity

Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live.” Mormons say the same thing. But what they mean by it and how they get to this point is totally different from what the Bible says about the redemptive work of Christ.

Expectations that Jesus has for each of us

We all have expectations. We go to a restaurant and we expect to have a good meal. We go to a movie and expect to enjoy it. We have expectations on how people respond to us. And when those expectations are not met, we become disappointed. To be disappointed is understandable. In the same way, Jesus has expectations of us. When …

Getting through a spiritual desert

When Jesus tells us to pick up the cross and follow me — you never know where that might take you. For many of us, this journey is rarely filled with spiritual highs and mountaintop experiences.  It is a journey — much like dragging a cross through the cobblestone streets of Jerusalem.  It is bumpy, …

Faith in Christ is not about doing, but trusting in what has already been done

There was a retired man who asked once about his prospects of going to heaven. He felt his prospects were slim and was resigned to going to hell. He said, “You don’t know some of the terrible things I have done.” There was a woman who spent almost every day at church volunteering for a …

Seven reasons why I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the basis of Christianity. The Apostle Paul stated that if Christ had not been raised from the dead, than all preaching and all teaching of God’s Word would be useless and so would the Christian faith. For this reason, I would like to review seven reasons why I fully …

What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean for us?

Understanding the resurrection of Jesus Christ goes way beyond human reason. When a person dies they stay dead, right? There are skeptics who deny the resurrection as a historical fact. Or, there are those who accept the resurrection as true, but find no personal significance to their lives. Yet, the resurrection of Christ still remains the essence …

Resolving the different gospel accounts of Christ’s resurrection

Throughout the centuries, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the authenticity of Jesus’ resurrection as recorded in the Bible. Skeptics see serious irreconcilable differences and some Biblical scholars deny the actuality of the resurrection. The scholars state that Christ’s resurrection account must have been the “easter faith” of the disciples, but not a historical fact. For …