2015-May/June

In the Beginning

The Resurrection Listen to audio: Who would not love to see their loved ones back from the dead? But the is to be “each in his own order,” as delineated in these articles. “Resurrection Means Hope” focuses attention on the Resurrection as something no one should dread, but as something that offers hope for all. “By One Man Came the Resurrection” shows from the Scriptures how Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for sin are the basis for the resurrection hope. If Christ died once []

Resurrection Means Hope

“The Hope and Resurrection of the Dead” (Acts 23:6) Listen to audio:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born [begotten] again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). (All scriptures are from the New American Standard Bible.) Ryan Hangs Along with the faithful followers of old, who relied on God’s word as the basis for their hopes []

By One Man Came the Resurrection

A Ransom for ALL Listen to audio:  “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life” (John 11:25). Until Adam sinned, there was no need for a resurrection. Yet, for man to learn the devastating  consequences  of  sin, God gave Adam an opportunity to choose be- tween right and wrong. But for the lesson to be learned and benefited from, there was a need to provide for a resurrection. Jehovah God formed Adam in Eden “of the dust of the ground, []

Temporary Resurrections Before Calvary

A Shadow of Things to Come Listen to audio:  “Our friend Lazarus  is fallen asleep; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep” (John 11:11). (Quotations  are from the American Standard Version, ASV, 1901, except as noted.)  James Parkinson The Bible points us to the one great hope for the world: the resurrection  of the dead. It tells us of the vitally-important resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also of the raising of eight others from the dead. All three cases []