Eyewitnesses to the Resurrection Even Skeptics Accept

Excerpted from our series “The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection Even the Skeptics Believe” with Dr. Gary Habermas Dr. John Ankerberg: In 2000 you and I had a debate with the world’s foremost philosophical theist, Dr. Antony Flew. For 40 years he was the world’s foremost atheist. And I had you present 12 historical facts. …

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Credible Evidence for the Resurrection from a Credible Eyewitness

Excerpted from our series “The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection Even the Skeptics Believe” with Dr. Gary Habermas Dr. John Ankerberg: Talk about the minimal facts about the resurrection we find in the New Testament. Where do you start? Dr. Gary Habermas: Well, if I’m going to count them, I’m going to say (1) Jesus…

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The Tenth Day of the First Month

God accomplishes His plans and promises perfectly, precisely, and without compromise. As we follow the steps of Jesus to His cross, things become more violent, and the flesh responds with increasing anger. It may feel like things are out of control, but we can have confidence that God is in control. He does not need…

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Holy Week: Three Days and Three Nights in the Tomb

“Low in the grave He lay—Jesus my Savior! Waiting the coming day—Jesus my Lord.”[1] To all outward appearance, this is a tragic time. Jesus had been crucified. Once His death was confirmed, His body was taken down from the cross, and two of His followers, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, did a bare minimum job…

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Holy Week: Our Passover Lamb

THE LAMB FOR ETERNITY The Bible concludes with the Revelation of Jesus Christ’s promised return, holy judgment, and Kingdom’s reign. Throughout its twenty-two chapters, various names and descriptors magnify His glory, nature, and character. One of the eternal references to Jesus is “The Lamb.” John’s vision in Revelation 5 describes the Sovereign One sitting on…

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Holy Week: The Anointing at Bethany

Holy Week discussions most often begin with the account of Jesus entering Jerusalem, often referred to as the triumphal entry. It was a beautiful, public recognition of who Jesus was, with people publicly lavishing Him with praise. Even if the crowd in Jerusalem did not fully understand the importance and beauty of the Man before…

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Holy Week: The Chiastic Parallels within Zechariah 9

Zechariah 9 unfolds around a chiastic structure that showcases a striking interplay of judgment and salvation, war and peace, desolation and flourishing — themes that twist and turn upon the central axis of Zechariah 9:9, a verse announcing God’s coming as a humble King. His arrival heralds a transition from the cycle of oppression and…

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Parallels between Zechariah 2:8-12 and 9:9

Zechariah ties 2:8-12 to chapter 9 (especially verses 2:10 and 9:9) through several unique parallels that signal we are to read these texts in light of each. This is significant, because, in doing so, Zechariah signals that we are to see the coming figure in these passages as the same individual. This is noteworthy, for…

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The “He-Me” Pattern in Zechariah 2:8-12 and Zechariah 9

Zechariah 2:8-12 and Zechariah 9 are both carefully constructed around a matching literary pattern. The pattern takes its shape around God alternating between speaking of Himself in the first and third person (for clarification, words like “I” or “Me” depict the first person; “He” or “the LORD” represent the third person). For ease of reference,…

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Holy Week — The Triumphal Entry: Jesus’ Deity Displayed on a Donkey

Imagine yourself amidst the bustling crowd that day, the air thick with anticipation and the earth beneath your feet trembling with the collective excitement of those gathered. The dusty streets of Jerusalem are alive. Palm branches sway like a verdant sea under the emerging warmth of the Passover sun. Voices swell with pleas for salvation…

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