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Fact or Fiction

Tue 7 Apr 2020
Is the resurrection a fairytale?
Jesus' resurrection, Bible as history
Resurrection, Gospels, Easter
Bible reference(s): Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-52, John 20 & 21, 1 Corinthians 15

In Jesus’ 33 years there were countless events to speak about but the four people who wrote biographies on his life all chose Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Easter story, as the most significant. One follower of Jesus later wrote that, if the resurrection didn’t happen, then Christianity is a total farce and Christians should be the most pitied for believing a lie. Why is the Easter story that important?

This short reading guide helps you discover the story of the resurrection, as recorded in the Bible, with reference to other historical evidence and supporting resources. Questions will help you think through some of the key issues raised in the passages.