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Historical Proof Jesus Rose from the Dead

Historical Proof Jesus Rose from the Dead

People from all over the world are celebrating the coming back to life (or “resurrection”) of Jesus of Nazareth this Sunday. I wrote a post last year explaining why this resurrection happened, giving four reasons for the resurrection. This year, I want to briefly look at historical proofs for this. The Christian faith is based on history. It is not merely historical—believing that Jesus rose in history does not necessarily make you a Christian. But it is historical…

Unbelief in the Triumphal Entry

Unbelief in the Triumphal Entry

What do we do with the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem? It’s a question I’ve always asked myself, especially growing up singing the worship song “Hosanna” which has a chorus consisting solely of the words from the people in the story. For years it’s been a bit jarring for me to sing that song (and others like it) because it’s very clear that in the story these same people are soon to change their “Hosannah” to “Crucify him! Crucify him!”…

Looking to a New World

Looking to a New World

Look around today. Look at the world. Look at the people, cars, businesses, and houses. Look at the sun, trees, and animals. Look at culture, entertainment, technology, and news. This is our world. This is the beautiful and broken, the lovely and languishing. This is the place we live. There’s sin here. We can feel it. We know it. It’s a personal issue for us and everyone we see, but it’s also a cosmic problem...

If Jesus Was Close By, Would You Go To Him?

If Jesus Was Close By, Would You Go To Him?

Imagine living 2,000 years ago in Palestine. You are a Jewish man or woman, with the cultural customs associated. But also imagine you have the same knowledge you possess right now about Jesus: You know he's the Son of God, the Savior, the Messiah; you know that his life and death are going to change the world; you know who he is…

Why Did Jesus Rise? 4 Reasons for the Resurrection

Why Did Jesus Rise? 4 Reasons for the Resurrection

In history, three days after he died on the cross, Jesus of Nazareth rose from his grave. We must stress the historical fact that this truly did happen, just as with his life and his cross. If you could go back around 2,000 years, you could watch Jesus of Nazareth die on a Roman cross and you could see him on Sunday alive again…