Resurrection Life is Different

The Sadducees were known for their disbelief in the idea of resurrection. The Bible even paints them as thinking the whole thing is a joke. And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and…

Resurrection: An Ancient Hot Topic

Every generation of the church has been plagued by a hot topic of some sort. We only need to think of the doctrines different denominations fight over today to see that. It wasn’t any different in Jesus’ time, as different sects of Judaism were having their own doctrinal debates. And one of those debates was…

The Man Who Brought Opponents Together

The Pharisees and Sadducees were not what you would call, “great friends.” They were separated on many fronts. But if there was one thing that unified them, it was their desire to put an end to Jesus. And perhaps this has more to speak to our world today than we first realize. Check out the…

Resurrection Was a Hot Topic in Jesus’ Day

For the modern day Christian, resurrection is a basic principle of belief, but in Jesus’ time it was a hot topic, intensely debated between the Pharisees and the Sadducees. Believe it or not, there is almost no reference to the idea of resurrection in the Old Testament. The early Hebrews seemed to teach that everyone…