With over 6,000 years of human history, how is it possible to pick the single most-important event ever? Beginning at the dawn of creation and continuing until now, mankind has consistently made discoveries, inventions, and technological advances of every kind. We have seen the rise and fall of empires, the success and failures of geniuses, and the impact one courageous person can have on the course of history. Yet one solitary event stands above them all. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is unique for many reasons, most notably because we could not be saved without it. His Resurrection is the guarantee for our eternal glory.
WE COULD NOT BE SAVED WITHOUT IT
When we examine the summary of the Gospel given by the New Testament authors, we see them consistently mentioning three things in every sermon: the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“for I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures…”
The Gospel cannot exist without all three of those elements, yet Paul continues, “And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” (v. 14) This and many other passages make it very clear that the resurrection is of utmost importance and always a central part of the Gospel.
So why do so many preachers and evangelists skip over the Resurrection, choosing only to focus on it one Sunday out of the year? And how much do you personally know about the Greatest Event in History?
RISEN WITHOUT A DOUBT
Think about this! Of all the people who have claimed to be the promised Messiah, only one has been raised from the dead. This is central to the Gospel message and the most amazing event that has ever taken place in the history of the world! Yet so few Christians know more than the trite clichés they have grown up hearing. That is why we created the series, “Risen Without a Doubt.”
“The Apostle Paul tells us that if Jesus did not rise from the dead, our faith is in vain. In these Bible-affirming videos, Tim and Eric help Christians build confidence in the Resurrection as recorded in the pages of Scripture and challenge skeptics to submit to the risen Savior to forgive their sins.”
— Ken Ham, President, Answers in Genesis
Different and deeper than anything you have ever studied on the subject, “Risen Without a Doubt” delves into questions you haven’t even thought to ask. Join Tim and Eric to relive minute details as they walk you through Jesus Christ’s betrayal, trial, Crucifixion, and Resurrection, dispelling every skeptic’s argument against this universe-altering, miraculous event. Get ready to confidently proclaim, “HE is RISEN!”
IN DEFENSE OF EASTER
Our 12-part RISEN Series is based on Tim Chaffey’s book, In Defense of Easter, which drastically changed the way I looked at the resurrection. After reading a few chapters, I was compelled to send him this text message:
“Wow! Your book is what I have been missing in my preaching. Thank you for writing this.”
Sadly, this is what is missing in a lot of people’s preaching! From the writings of one of the most beloved preachers in History, we discover that this is not a new problem. Over a hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Spurgeon made this comment regarding the resurrection.
“Reflecting, the other day, on the sad state of the churches at the present time, I was led to look back to apostolic times … the main difference I observed was in the subject of their preaching. I was surprised when I discovered that the very staple of the preaching of the apostles was the resurrection of the dead! … I was surprised to find that I had not been copying the apostolic fashion half as nearly as I might have done. The apostles, when they preached, always testified concerning the resurrection of Jesus and the consequent resurrection of the dead. It appears that the Alpha and the Omega of their gospel was the testimony that Jesus Christ died and rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures.”
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Feb 17, 1856
Are you ready to embark on a journey of unshakable faith? Start with a renewed look at History’s greatest moment, when darkness was dispelled by the glorious light of our Risen King.
“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”