Very soon, again, we celebrate the greatest festival of the Christian year, the Festival of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We're told by Saint Peter that as Christians, we are to be ready always to give a reason for the hope that is within us. And the great hope that Christians have is the hope of the resurrection. There is a difference between hope and credulity. Hope is based on fact, credulity is based upon nothing at all. Our hope of resurrection is based upon the fact of Jesus' resurrection from the dead. And at this season of the year, it seems to me, we ought to refocus on the case for the resurrection, because as we present the gospel in a secular age, presumably we're going to be zeroing in on the fact of the resurrection, since that's an essential element of the gospel itself. And we're going to be offering evidence for the resurrection, so that non-Christians will see that the Christian hope is indeed well-founded.
Biola Chapel; Resurrection; Hope;
Montgomery, John Warwick, "Resurrection" (2008). Speakers. 189.