According to the Bible, it’s the doctrine by which Christian faith stands or falls. But from the place we give the resurrection in our preaching and teaching, would anyone know? This Easter, we come to terms with the bodily aspect of the resurrection.
After precipitating a riot in Jerusalem, Paul was seized by the Romans (Acts 21:17-40). This launched him into a series of imprisonments and eventually a situation of house arrest in Rome itself (Acts 28). During a series of informal and formal trials, Paul had the opportunity to present his case and it became clear that, at least in Paul’s mind, he was on trial for the ‘resurrection of the dead’ (Acts 22:6; 24:14-21; 26:4-8).