Resurrection is difficult to believe, humanly speaking. In fact, it is impossible to believe. This is because of the intersection of the physical and the spiritual, the natural and the supernatural. And it is not only difficult to believe for the scientific man of our day. It was difficult to believe for the religious and superstitious people of that day. How is it that so many people believed then and believe today that a man who claimed to be God, was killed and then was raised from the dead?
Luke, the historian tells us that, "Jesus presented himself alive to his disciples after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God" (Acts 1:3). Jesus was not interested in blind, ungrounded faith. He took the time to present evidence of his resurrection. And facts were not the end of the evidence, but the beginning. The end was the enabling by the Spirit to accept them.
This Sunday will consider evidence for His resurrection then, and evidence that He is alive now.