Day of Discovery has a series of videos called “What Jesus Said About…” and the names include topics such as “Suffering”, “Following Him”, “Resurrection”, and many more. The topic today, April 9, 2017 is “Life After Death”. How do we know that Jesus’ claim about eternal life is true or simply wishful thinking? Have you ever had any doubts about Jesus’ claims even though you have a strong Christian faith? The participants in this session discuss and examine Jesus’ promises not just in an academic way, but also in a personal way.
Today is the beginning of Holy Week in the life of the Christian Church, and we know that the one feature that makes our faith unique among the religions of the world is the physical death followed by a bodily resurrection of Jesus. When someone among us “passes over” it is sometimes hard for us to apply the notion of resurrection to the situation, and today’s video deals with that in a somewhat “gritty”, but helpful way. When the going is tough for us here on earth it is often hard to remember God’s promises and to have faith enough to rely on them for comfort.
We have already seen some of the videos in this series and are familiar with several of these narrators who add so much to our understanding by explaining things from their own perspective of study and experience. Dallas Willard, Darrell Bock, Nancy Pearcey, and Gary Habermas are a few of the 10 participants along with Mart DeHaan who lead us. Through these discussions we discover answers to our deepest questions about eternity and why we can believe and rely on the words and promises of Jesus.
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.”
– Jesus (John 5:24 NLT)
Here is a link to the video we watched today.