The Resurrection

March 31, 2024 Download: Audio

Mark 16:1-8

Easter comes around every year and reminds us of the importance of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is something we confess in the Apostle’s Creed each week as one of the most fundamental pieces of the Christian faith.

It is also one of the most contested claims of the Christian faith by those outside the church. “Resurrection? That couldn’t have happened. Science tells us that when a person is dead, he is dead. Corpses don’t come back to life. While we might hear of accounts where someone who was clinically dead for a few minutes comes back to the surprise of the doctors, we don’t hear of someone coming back from the grave after having been buried. That doesn’t happen. So, how can we believe it?”

Assuming for a moment that one can believe it, why would they want to? I mean, isn’t the essence of Christ’s teaching about being a good person? How does him rising from the dead help promote that teaching?

That’s what we will consider as we look at Mark’s account. How can we believe it, and why should we?