I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Session Date: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Speaker: 
Scott Field
Bible Text: 
Job 19:25-26

The resurrection of Jesus is not an odd event within the world as it is but as the prototypical and foundational event within the world as it has begun to be. It is not an absurd event within the old world but the symbol and starting point of the new world. The claim advanced in Christianity is of that magnitude: Jesus of Nazareth ushers in not simply a new religious possibility, not simply a new ethic or a new way of salvation, but a new creation.  (N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope, HarperOne, 2008, p. 67.)
The empty tomb and the appearances of Jesus after his crucifixion leaves us with just these two facts, a complete and coherent explanation for the rapid spread and continuing vitality of the Christian movement. The central fact is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This one event has changed history forever.
 

I Know That My Redeemer Lives