The Seven Signs of Easter

Proofs of the Resurrection

Easter this year is April 17th and as a teacher and preacher of God’s Word I am always thinking ahead as I write material to preach, teach, and post. And as a believer who is sharing his faith every opportunity I get I find myself having to “defend” the fact that I actually and truly believe that Jesus was raised bodily from the grave and is alive. So, I thought I would share the seven biblical reasons I believe in the resurrection of Jesus other than I encountered Him personally and in the flesh the night I was saved, November 9, 1976.

The real message of Easter is the empty tomb. As the angel said:

Matthew 28:5-10 NET “But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ʻHe has been raised from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there.ʼ Listen, I have told you!” So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. But Jesus met them, saying, “Greetings!” They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. They will see me there.”

The battle over the resurrection of Jesus Christ has always been fierce. The empty tomb, as an enduring symbol of the Resurrection, is the ultimate proof of Jesus’ claim to be God. So how do we know the Resurrection actually happened? Read more


The Hidden Spring

Jesus taught many things by telling stories that people could relate to

Taking every day objects and events, sharing a story about them, and in this way presenting spiritual truths about the Kingdom and the soon-to-be Church

Mark 4:2a CSB “He taught them many things in parables …”

This meant then that those hearing the stories (parables) would need to think about them and often have to sort out what they meant and what Jesus was wanting to show (reveal to) them

If a person’s heart was open to hearing truth and was willing to respond to what they were hearing then the parables made sense and helped people to understand the Kingdom

If a person’s heart was hard or callous then the truth would be hidden from them and they would simply walk away confused and wondering what the parable was really all about

Matthew 13:13-17 CSB “That is why I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand. Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: Read more