Often when we think about what the meaning of the resurrection is, we view it in terms of thousands of years of smoothed out theological propositions. But, have you ever considered what the early believers thought and believed about resurrection.
Surpringly, the views and beliefs held in the 1st century were quite different than those we hold in the 21st. Over the next few weeks I want to examine what the resurrection may have meant for the people most closely to the resurrection of Jesus and how that may broaden and enrich our view-and by extension- appreciation of the historic event.
Jesus himself declared in John’s Gospel “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live” (John 11.25). I believe that one of the most important understanding we can gain involves the resurrection.
AS we approach resurrection Sunday, take a few moments to ask yourself what does the resurrection mean to you, and then be sure to listen to the podcast on “Resurrection Life”.