Defending the Resurrection

For the last few weeks of our midweek Systematic Theology series we’ve been concentrating on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This fact of history changes pretty much everything.  If it’s true, then it validates the claims of Christianity.  It it’s a lie, then we are false witnesses, our faith is built on falsehoods, there is no redemption, and we will stand before God with no sacrifice, no advocate, and no hope.  So, it’s a really important subject and we’ve been taking our time looking at the evidence.

The notes for the 12 through 14 are all in a single document, since they are comprised of Bible passages that address the topic of the resurrection.  You can find those notes here:

Christology Weeks 12-14 notes

This week we began by discussing the all-too-common criticism of Christianity that was popularized in the movie Zeitgeist.  The premise of the movie is that the Biblical authors merely borrowed elements of ancient myths in order to construct the Jesus story.  You’ll find the notes for that part of our lesson here:

Jesus Versus Mythology

The balance of the night was devoted to looking at the historic evidences that drive us to the conclusion that Jesus actually did rise from the dead.  The notes I used were culled from an article that resides in the Q&A section of the GCA website.  Here’s the original article:

Proving the Resurrection

And, of course, video of these lessons are all on YouTube, in the SalvationByGraceOrg channel.  Here’s the latest video entry:

 

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