“he preached to them Jesus, and the resurrection”
Acts 17: 18

Reading:  Acts 17: 22-32

When the first Christians called people to faith in Jesus, they hinged their message on the resurrection. Peter was by no means alone in his emphasis. 

In our reading for today, we see how Paul, invited to lay his message before the Court of the Areopagus in Athens, concluded his message by warning them that Jesus would return

one day to judge all men – and that God had given proof of this by raising Jesus from the dead. Most scoffed and dismissed the idea as ridiculous. This is because Greeks did believe in the immortality of the soul, but not in the raising up of the body.  

To their credit, others amongst the Court had their interest piqued and asked Paul if he would meet with them at another time to tell them more. And indeed, ridiculous as the claim appears to be; we too must investigate it. For if someone truly did come back from the dead, perhaps therein lies the answer to the riddle of life and death. 


Lord, lead me on in this investigation of your resurrection. Bring me to a new place, a place of greater liberty, greater assurance of the faith.

For the family

You will find the resource below a helpful guide to celebrating Easter with the family

Celebrate as a family