But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
— 1 Corinthians 15:20
My friends, the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the evidence for the revelation of God in the Scripture is overwhelming. One of greatest authorities in the history of evidences who ever lived was Dr. Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) of Harvard Law School. He examined the evidence for the Resurrection and demonstrated in his classic book, The Testimony of the Evangelists, that it would hold up in any court of law. Irrational blind faith? Hardly!
On that Sunday morning, unseen by human eyes, there descended the omnipotent and supernatural hand of God, right through that stone, and touched the body of the Beloved Son, and Jesus arose from the dead, quickened by the immeasurable and illimitable power of God Almighty.
This is the greatest fact of history. Jesus changed all history when He came out of that tomb, victorious over the grave. Because He lives, we shall also live.
Question to ponder:
How is the resurrection the bedrock of Christianity?