Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is at the heart of Christianity. If He is not alive, our message is in vain, and our lives are without lasting hope. In the following selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explains the importance of Christ’s resurrection and why it demands a response from all.
What If It’s All True! (Luke 24:1–12) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)
Eyewitness testimonies, the empty tomb, the striking change in the disciples… the New Testament provides fact-based evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. In this message, Alistair Begg encourages us to a thoughtful consideration of this central Christian truth, emphasizing the need to trust in Christ for our salvation. Through His Word, Jesus calls each one to faith in the Gospel, and those who believe are called to share His story with a broken world.
Resurrection Matters (1 Corinthians 15:14) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)
Jesus’ resurrection cannot be true only for those who claim it to be; it’s either universally true or universally false. For the sake of comfort and inclusivity, however, our culture prefers personal, individual truths to universal, absolute ones. The problem, as Alistair Begg makes clear, is that individualized truths with no connection to reality aren’t strong enough to provide any lasting comfort. We must wrestle with the truth of Jesus’ resurrection, make our decision, and live accordingly.
The Resurrection (John 20:1–10) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)
Christians today celebrate Easter Sunday with joy, knowing that the Lord Jesus is risen. But eyewitnesses to the event weren’t immediately sure what had happened! The description they provided is based primarily on evidence, not emotion, which means that we must employ both faith and reason to understand it. Using the apostle John’s account of the resurrection, Alistair Begg encourages us to thoughtfully consider the scriptural record and to respond in faith, affirming, “He is risen indeed!”
Christ Has Been Raised (1 Corinthians 15:1–15) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)
The foundation for all Christian faith and teaching and the source of all meaning in life is found in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In this message, Alistair Begg grounds these truths in a key passage in 1 Corinthians 15, explaining how the good news of the Gospel must include both a dying Savior and a risen, living Lord. Our understanding of Jesus’ resurrection forms the basis from which we each answer two important questions: Do I believe in Jesus, and do I belong to Him?
If There is No Resurrection… (1 Corinthians 15:29–34) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free)
The resurrection is often a stumbling block for skeptics. Sometimes, we may even be inclined to share the Gospel without mentioning Christ’s return from death. Paul, however, taught that when we remove Christ’s resurrection and His promise of new life in Him, then we render our faith meaningless. Tracing a line through Scripture, Alistair Begg affirms the truth and centrality of the resurrection. What we believe about the future will directly impact how we behave in the present.
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