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Life, Death, Burial And Resurrection Of The Lord Essay

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Paul based his life and teaching on the life, death, burial and resurrection of the Lord. He said that all of his teaching was for naught unless Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead. (I Cor. 15) And today, without the Lord’s resurrection the Gospel is nothing.
The resurrection of our Lord became the “first fruits” of all whose physical bodies lie sleeping; awaiting the resurrection upon the Lord’s return. (I Cor. 15:20-23). The phrase “first fruits” referred the earliest portion of the crop; it meant that the harvest had begun. When Jesus arose, that was the beginning of the resurrection of all humanity and the assurance of our resurrection. Consequently, the resurrection of Jesus is the heart of Christianity.
Even though, Jesus had told the apostles that He would die, the day of the crucifixion was a tragic day for them. When those scalawags plotted against the Lord and killed Him, the apostles were robbed of their hopes and dreams. They were grieved and confused. Many of them went into seclusion; however, as soon as those men were convinced that the Lord was alive their confusion melted away, dried their tears and renewed their faith and hope.
Numerous theories as to how or by what means the tomb became empty have been offered by those who believe not that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah or that He rose from the dead.
Only fool hearted men could have invented the idea that those women, on the first day of the week, lost their way returning to the tomb. Not
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