Easter

Did Jesus Really Exist?

Jesus on the cross, Did Jesus exist?

Each year as Easter approaches, pseudo-scholars, newspapers, and cable networks make headlines claiming to offer the real story about Jesus. Their accounts assume that much of the Jesus story contained in the Gospels, especially anything miraculous is largely a myth created and propagated by, first, His followers, and then, Church leaders seeking to expand their power. Despite the skepticism, few suggest that Jesus never existed. Online, of course, that is a different story. So, what if you find yourself in a conversation with someone who says: “No one really knows whether Jesus existed or not.”

How the Joy of Easter Sunday Can Change the World on Monday

How the Joy of Easter Sunday Can Change the World on Monday

Christians can have joy in a fallen world because the risen Christ is risen in us.

The best-known verse in the Bible declares, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, my italics). In the moment we make Christ our Lord, we have eternal life. Not just when we die—right now.

COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed the World, But Jesus Has Overcome the World

COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed the World, But Jesus Has Overcome the World

He says to us in John 16:33b, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (NIV). Jesus spoke those words to his disciples prior to his death on the cross on Good Friday. He was claiming victory even before his suffering. He was looking ahead to his resurrection.

And because of Jesus’s death and resurrection, we can claim victory over our suffering as well.