If the Tomb Is Empty

Why the Resurrection Means Anything Is Possible

Author: Joby Martin

Publisher: Faithwords

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Page: 256

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If the tomb is empty, then anything is possible. Whether you're a new believer, a seasoned servant of the faith, or maybe you don't know what you are, join pastor Joby Martin as he traverses the peaks and valleys of six Biblical mountains--Mount Moriah, Mount Sinai, Mount Carmel, the Mount of Beatitudes, the high mountain on which Jesus was tempted, and the Mount of Transfiguration. In scripture, these mountains are used by God for His purposes because they are where God chooses to manifest Himself. And none more so than on the seventh and final mountain where this story begins and ends: the Cross of Jesus Christ on Mount Calvary, and the empty tomb that means so much for us. That Jesus walked out of the tomb alive, and that right this second the Son of God lives, matters for everyone who would believe it. So if the tomb is empty, what does it mean for you? The answer is clear: everything.

If the Tomb Is Empty Study Guide

Why the Resurrection Means Anything Is Possible

Author: Joby Martin

Publisher: Faithwords

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Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 307

If the tomb is empty, then anything is possible. Whether you're a new believer, a seasoned servant of the faith, or maybe you don't know what you are, join pastor Joby Martin as he traverses the peaks and valleys of six Biblical mountains--Mount Moriah, Mount Sinai, Mount Carmel, the Mount of Beatitudes, the high mountain on which Jesus was tempted, and the Mount of Transfiguration. In scripture, these mountains are used by God for His purposes because they are where God chooses to manifest Himself. And none more so than on the seventh and final mountain where this story begins and ends: the Cross of Jesus Christ on Mount Calvary, and the empty tomb that means so much for us. That Jesus walked out of the tomb alive, and that right this second the Son of God lives, matters for everyone who would believe it. So if the tomb is empty, what does it mean for you? The answer is clear: everything.

The Godman and the Sea

The Empty Tomb, the Trauma of the Jews, and the Gospel of Mark

Author: Michael J. Thate

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 328

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If scholars no longer necessarily find the essence and origins of what came to be known as Christianity in the personality of a historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, it nevertheless remains the case that the study of early Christianity is dominated by an assumption of the force of Jesus's personality on divergent communities. In The Godman and the Sea, Michael J. Thate shifts the terms of this study by focusing on the Gospel of Mark, which ends when Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome discover a few days after the crucifixion that Jesus's tomb has been opened but the corpse is not there. Unlike the other gospels, Mark does not include the resurrection, portraying instead loss, puzzlement, and despair in the face of the empty tomb. Reading Mark's Gospel as an exemplary text, Thate examines what he considers to be retellings of other traumatic experiences—the stories of Jesus's exorcising demons out of a man and into a herd of swine, his stilling of the storm, and his walking on the water. Drawing widely on a diverse set of resources that include the canon of western fiction, classical literature, the psychological study of trauma, phenomenological philosophy, the new materialism, psychoanalytic theory, poststructural philosophy, and Hebrew Bible scholarship, as well as the expected catalog of New Testament tools of biblical criticism in general and Markan scholarship in particular, The Godman and the Sea is an experimental reading of the Gospel of Mark and the social force of the sea within its traumatized world. More fundamentally, however, it attempts to position this reading as a story of trauma, ecstasy, and what has become through the ruins of past pain.

Disciples of the Empty Tomb

Author: Brandon Craig Renfroe

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Page: 108

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central event in history. It is also the very heart of Christianity. As Josh McDowell once noted, "If Christ was not raised from the dead, then nothing else matters: our resurrection, the church, or Christianity." He's right. In Disciples of the Empty Tomb, Brandon Renfroe examines the significance of Christ's resurrection. He defends its historicity against skeptical attacks and explores its implications for our daily lives-and beyond.

Beyond the Empty Tomb

Encounters with the Risen Christ

Author: Brother Richard Contino

Publisher: Booklocker.com

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Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 842

A spiritual journey and reflective experience of what that first Easter Sunday must have been like. Imagine scene after scene of people meeting the Risen Christ. What the Gospels leave to imagination and faith one now can prayerfully imagine and experience what those encounters may have been like. The opening chapter and each succeeding chapter offer us an opportunity to experience the joyand faith expressions of the first followers of Christ. Have you ever wondered if Christ visited His mother after His Resurrection? This book brings you through such an encounter that is not just an intimate look into a remarkable meeting of Mother and Son but you are given a visual and sensory experience as well as you are invited to recall the fragrant aromatic ointment that Mary of Bethany poured over the feet of Christ prior to His death on the Cross. Present in each chapter will be the ever-present refrain during these encounters, "Be Not Afraid". Each chapter offers us an encompassing portrait of the people and places that we have come to know from the Resurrection stories found in the Gospels. However, these chapters with prayerful literary license allow us to imagine and reflect through a Lectio and Visio Divina of reading and of seeing the remarkable transformation of the lives of people forever changed with each encounter that is Beyond the Empty Tomb!

Empty Tomb, Apotheosis, Resurrection

Author: John Granger Cook

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

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Category: Religion

Page: 733

View: 403

Back cover: In this work, John Granger Cook argues that there is no fundamental difference between Paul's conception of the resurrection body and that of the Gospels; and, the resurresction and translation stories of antiquity help explain the willingness of Mediterranean people to accept the Gospel of a risen savior.

The First Easter Morning

The Gospel Accounts of the Women's Visit to the Tomb of Jesus

Author: Edward Lynn Bode

Publisher: Gregorian University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 331

The resurrection of Jesus Christ constitutes the center of the New Testament message That God has raised Jesus, or in its more usual formulation, that Jesus has been raised, has formed the cynosure of the New Testament from its very beginning. Early Pauline writings contain such expressions of faith as: We believe that Jesus died and rose (1 Th 4:14). If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain (1 Cor 15:14). If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Rom 10:9). In short, without the message of the resurrection there would be no gospel, no belief, no church and no worship. Present-day controversy surrounds the resurrection and the authentic Christian understanding of the affirmation that Jesus has been raised from the dead. The thorny problem of the empty tomb of Jesus is closely connected with the discussion of the resurrection and bears upon one's understanding of Jesus' being raised from the dead. Hans Grass outlines the situation well when he writes: The question of the empty tomb belongs to the most difficult and debated problems of investigation and theology about the Eastern events. It is a key problem with which is closely bound the understanding of the corporality of the risen one, the nature of the appearances and thus the ophthe, indeed finally the whole eastern event.

Sherlock: The Case of the Empty Tomb

Author: Per Ewert

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 164

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"The first Easter, eh? That would have been something for a sharp-eyed Roman investigator." He barked a short laugh: "One executed prisoner, mission accomplished and . . . boom--all of a sudden they stand there with an empty tomb! Well, isn't that something . . ." The conversation came to an end. The only thing that broke the silence was the sound of the ripping of envelopes and flicking through of papers. Had John H. Watson lifted his eyes, he would have seen that something had changed in the other man's appearance. The listless expression on his face had disappeared, and was now replaced by intense concentration. Sherlock sprang up from his chair, his eyes crystal clear, in that unmistakable way that bore witness that something had awoken inside his brain. He turned to John and emphatically declared: "I'll take the case!" How would the world's greatest investigator handle the strangest disappearance in history? From Ash Wednesday to Easter Morning, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson travel through present-day England to establish what actually happened to the executed prisoner Jesus of Nazareth. Can Sherlock solve all problems which may arise along the way? And what is the solution to The Case of the Empty Tomb?

The Case of the Empty Tomb

Tribune Claudius Maximus

Author: Stephen Gaspar

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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All Tribune Claudius Maximus wanted to do was to return to Rome, but he has been banished by the Emperor himself. Then comes an opportunity for Maximus to redeem himself in the eyes of Rome. It began as a routine investigation, but turned into the greatest mystery in the annals of mankind. In The Case of the Empty Tomb, Maximus encounters political intrigue and Jewish mysticism as he attempts to uncover the truth behind the missing messiah. What is the secret Pontius Pilate and Harod Antipas share? Who is Mary Magdalene, and where are the disciples of Jesus of Nazareth? What did the guards at the tomb witness that they are willing to kill Maximus? To Claudius Maximus one thing is clear, "They know something-all of them do and I am going to find out what it is." But it may prove more dangerous than he realizes, for as his superior warns him, "You cannot go up against these people, Maximus. They are too powerful." Will Maximus fulfill his duty and win the Emperor's favour so he might return to Rome, or will the entire matter prove his undoing?

»If Christ has not been raised ...«

Studies on the Reception of the Resurrection Stories and the Belief in the Resurrection in the Early Church

Author: Joseph Verheyden

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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The present volume contains the proceedings of the fourth symposium of the Novum Testamentum Patristicum project (NTP), an international re-search project on the reception history of the New Testament in the early Church. The symposium was held in October 2012 at the University of Leuven. It was organised by Joseph Verheyden, Tobias Nicklas, and An-dreas Merkt, the coordinators of NTP. The topic of the meeting was the reception of the resurrection and empty tomb stories and the development of the belief in resurrection in the early Church.The belief in the resurrection constitutes the core issue of Christianity and of Christian tradition. The earliest references to the resurrection and witnesses to such a belief are found in the canonical gospels and in the letters of Paul, but the topic obviously remained of the utmost importance all through the early Church. Contributions to this volume offer studies on reception of the resurrection and empty tomb stories and the development of the belief in resurrection in the early Church by examining the most important early references on this topic.

All Their Graves Are Occupied! His Tomb Is Empty!

Author: James Dove

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Religion

Page: 401

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It will simplify & expedite your search for God! The author is a relatively new Christian who has spent time acquiring life-changing information about Christianity. A new Christian usually takes the time to research that which they doubted for most of their lives, to verify it. They have a “show me” attitude and do not “take my word for it” from anyone. Thus they accept only researched information backed up with documented facts and established evidence. Knowledge gained from contemporary Christian scholars, the Bible and really revealing common sense have been used to at the least evoke emotions and a desire to learn more, and at the most for the reader to gain salvation using information that can be researched by looking for it in just about any history book, this book, or from the Bible itself. This book has no agenda nor desire to offend anyone’s beliefs, but rather verifying our belief through research. This was done to verify for the author, his family and anyone else that is searching for God. God is one, not a combination of many religions that contradict each other. God is not associated with contradictions or deceit, and there is just one religion with a living founder thus one religion is true while frankly the rest aren’t. This should bother no one that is after finding the real God and it should not matter which of the religions He truly resides in. Just that He resides. Mankind should simply be concerned with who God is, not being the person who has the right religion. The “right” religion is where God resides, not where we want Him to reside. This book will show that the evidence for the location and identity of God are extremely simple, and easy to find.

The Resurrection of Jesus

History, Experience, Theology

Author: Gerd Lüdemann

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Category: Religion

Page: 261

View: 507

Since his student days, Gerd Ludemann has noted how both New Testament scholars and theologians have tended to be evansive about what actually happened at the resurrection of Jesus. How was Jesus seen? Was the tomb really empty, and, if so, what happened to the body? Dissatisfied with so much of what he read, he set out to write his own book, making a thourough examination of all the passages relating to the resurrection in the New Testament, beginning with the fanmous verse in 1 Corinthians 15 and going through to the last chapter of John's Gospel. The results of this exhausttive study are largely negative, Ludemann succeeds in demonstrating just how much tradition and the evangelists themselves have contributed to the Easter story. THis is an honest scholarly book with the ring of truth, and needs to be read without prejudice. Those who do so will find that in fact it is remarkably positive.

Journey to the Empty Tomb

Author: Paula Gooder

Publisher: Fortress Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Journey to the Empty Tomb focuses on the events leading up to the first Easter, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the empty tomb. Devotional reflections on the biblical narratives make this ideal for personal study, with questions for group discussion that will be welcome aids for study groups. Paula Gooder uses her extensive knowledge of the world of the New Testament, its language and culture, to reveal fresh and startling insights and to open up hidden depths in these familiar stories.

The Empty Tomb

Being Thoughts on the Resurrection of Our Lord

Author: B. w. Randolph

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Page: 51

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At the present moment it is the fashion to attempt to drive a wedge between the teaching of St. Paul on the subject of our Lord's Resurrection and that of the Evangelists. It is to this attempt that attention is largely directed in the paper which follows. It is historically certain that the Christian Church sprang from and was founded on a belief in the literal Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This belief was not a gradual growth in any sense. It dates from the very morrow of the alleged occurrence. It "sprang suddenly into existence, and it swept irresistibly over the whole body of disciples. Of the force and universality of the belief there can be no doubt."It was the necessary qualification for an Apostle that he should be a "witness of the Resurrection;" every sermon or address of St. Peter and St. Paul culminates in the doctrine of the Resurrection. It is altogether impossible to imagine that the Christian Church could have risen into being and could have spread throughout the world if the Faith in the Resurrection of our Lord had been eliminated.

In Defense of Miracles

A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History

Author: R. Douglas Geivett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 657

Can modern intellectuals believe in miracles? Editors R. Douglas Geivett and Gary R. Habermas provide a collection of essays to refute objections to the miraculous and set forth the positive case for God's action in history.

Today's Moment of Truth

Devotions to Deepen Your Faith in Christ

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

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Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 358

Why do you believe what you believe? How can you know your faith is credible? Many Christians today struggle to answer these questions. Though you may know what you believe, the why and how behind the thought can be complex, confusing, and even mysterious. In Today’s Moment of Truth, bestselling author Lee Strobel articulates in 180 easy-to-read devotions the reasons why Christians believe what they believe. Combining his expertise in apologetics with his journalistic approach to parsing out the details, this devotionalwill leave you deeply encouraged and well-informed. Topics range from scientific discoveries to theological explanations, and each devotion is followed by a brief reflection and prayer for meditation. The time has come to walk confidently in your faith. Today’s Moment of Truth will be an invaluable tool as you grow in your understanding of and faith in Christ.