Resurrection

Only 36% of Americans believe your body will be resurrected (illustration)

Only 36% of American adults believe that, after you die, your physical body will someday be resurrected. 54% do not believe so and 10% are undecided. (Scripts Howard News Service 4/5/06) …

Tomb was only needed for a weekend (illustration)

It was Joseph who supplied the tomb for Jesus’ burial. Well, it seems that someone pulled him aside and said, “Joseph, that was such a beautiful, costly, hand-hewn tomb. Why on earth did you give it to someone else to be buried in?” Joseph just smiled. “Why not? …

No Funeral Sermons in the Bible (illustration)

  As a young man, D. L. Moody was suddenly called upon to preach a funeral sermon. He hunted all through the Four Gospels trying to find one of Christ’s funeral sermons, but searched in vain. He found that Christ broke up every funeral He ever attended. Death could not exist …

McDowell: Only Christianity has empty tomb (illustration)

All but four of the major world religions are based on mere philosophical propositions. Of the four that are based on personalities rather than philosophies, only Christianity claims an empty tomb for its founder. In 1900 B.C. Judaism’s Father Abraham died. In 483 B.C., Buddhist …

Nicholes - Missions trip to Russia with 75 (illustration)

In 1992 we took 75 young people on a three week Missions trip to Russia. This was soon after the Iron Curtain of Communism came down and the country was wide open for us to preach the Gospel of Christ to people in schools, churches, prisons, hospitals and even on the streets. A s …

Cried out “Brethren, what shall we do?” (illustration)

Can you imagine how it would have felt to realize the Lord was the same One you had crucified 50 days earlier? It would be very much as if you went down to apply for a job, and on the way you got into an automobile accident. And when the other driver got out, you started beating …

Paul’s Words Influence Benjamin Franklin’s Epitaph (illustration)

In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph. He didn’t profess to be a born-again Christian, but it seems he must have been influenced by Paul’s teaching of the resurrection of the body. Here’s what he wrote: “The body of Benjam …

Ben Franklin’s Epitaph (illustration)

In one of his lighter moments, Benjamin Franklin penned his own epitaph for his tombstone. He didn’t profess to be a born-again Christian, but it seems he must have been influenced by the Bible’s teaching of the resurrection of the body. Here’s what he wrote: “The Body of Be …

George Bush as funeral of Leonid Brezhnev (illustration)

As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, he was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as the soldie …

Moody - The cross is only half the Gospel (illustration)

D. L. Moody, the great evangelist of the nineteenth century, assigned some ministerial students to conduct evangelistic tent meetings throughout the city of Chicago. The students were to preach nightly sermons as a means of winning souls for Christ and to practice their preac …

Moody - Christ broke up every funeral He attended (illustration)

As a young man, D. L. Moody was called upon suddenly to preach a funeral sermon. He hunted all through the Four Gospels trying to find one of Christ’s funeral sermons, but searched in vain. He found that Christ broke up every funeral He ever attended. Death could not exist where …

Ingersoll Tried to Prove Lazarus Didn’t Rise (illustration)

I once heard a story about Robert Ingersoll, the famous atheist of some decades ago. It is told that at one time he sought to show how the miracle of Lazarus being raised from the dead by Jesus was just a trick to bolster His waning fortunes. To clinch his point, Ingersoll …

Moody - Christ Broke Up Every Funeral (illustration)

As a young man, D. L. Moody was called upon suddenly to preach a funeral sermon. He hunted all through the Four Gospels trying to find one of Christ’s funeral sermons, but searched in vain. He found that Christ broke up every funeral He ever attended. Death could not exist …

Mackintosh - There is Power in The Presence of a Risen Savior (illustration)

C.H. Mackintosh wrote: “There is power in the presence of a risen Savior to solve our difficulties, remove our perplexities, calm our fears, ease our burdens, dry our tears, meet our every need, tranquilize our minds and satisfy every craving of our hearts.” (Lou …