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Preaching the Resurrection

The happiest day on the entire church calendar is the day of the resurrection of Christ Jesus. The first Easter was the most glorious dawn in human history. The fact of the resurrection of Christ forms the central message and foundation of the Christian church. In Acts 2:23,24 we have a statement of the fact of the resurrection, the anchor of our faith: […]

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Risen With Christ

Christianity is the only religion which claims the resurrection of its leader. In fact it depends on it. If Christ was not raised, there would be no good news. If Christ was not raised, Christianity would be dead. His own claim to divinity and His claim to be the resurrection and the life would be […]

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Of all Men Most Miserable?

I Corinthians 15 is the great chapter on the resurrection of the body. The apostle Paul bases the resurrection of the body on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But he does so in a strikingly interesting way. He asks us the readers to consider what our situation would be if Christ had […]

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With this article in our series on the Bible’s teaching regarding the future, we take up a new and final subject. As I noted in my introduction to this series, the Bible’s teaching about the future may be divided into two broad areas, individual and general eschatology. Individual eschatology, as the language suggests, addresses the […]

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The Profit of Easter

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan and Pella and Orange City, Iowa, are very busy and interesting festivals. But they would mean nothing if what came up from the planting of a tulip bulb was the bulb. A bulb is a very ugly onion-like seed. It is nothing to plan a festival around. What you plant […]

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Four Thoughts for Easter

This Easter meditation was written by the late editor John Vander Ploeg, (formerly editor of The Banner) in March, 1975. A blessed Easter to you! But let’s be clear about one thing. That wish can come true only on this condition: that by faith we think the right thoughts. Fragrant flowers, a new outfit, and […]

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