The truth of the reality of the resurrection is a wonder to behold. But as our text helps us to see, we need more than historical proof; we need revelation from God. We need God to illumine our hearts that Jesus has risen indeed.
It has been a year of death for our church. Death is, at the best of times, a difficult reality to wrestle with, but a global pandemic makes things even more complicated. Some have been unable to travel to funeral services of loved ones. Even
The first century Sicilian poet, Theocritus, once wrote, “There is hope for those who are alive, but those who have died are without hope.” Theocritus was not an anomaly. His worldview was widely shared by first century pagans. Ancient tombstones have been uncovered inscribed with
As I write these words, we are in the midst of a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 threat. Resurrection Sunday was very different, not because it is different from any other Sunday (every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection) but because the majority