Easter 2019 - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Rekindle your passion for God's Word this Resurrection season

There's no better time to further your relationship than by remembering Jesus' sacrifice...


Jesus gave us Hope

Jesus came to earth with a message of hope.  His ministry on earth was a beautiful expression of his love and compassion for everyone, even those who are considered the “outcasts” of society.  He healed the sick, comforted the distressed and preached salvation. During His years of ministry, many believed and received His teachings and followed Him, yet the religious leaders rejected His message of love and humility and plotted to kill Him. He was betrayed, arrested, sentenced to die and ultimately crucified.

The Hope of Easter

As we enjoy the traditional celebrations of the season with friends and family, it’s important to remember the true Hope of Easter.

It's hard to know what to say when others question your faith...

Here are some resources to help you find the right words this Easter


What Historical Evidence Exists
for the Resurrection?

By: John Ankerberg Show Staff


The Reality and Relevance of the Resurrection

By: Bill Pratt


How Many People Saw Jesus
Alive Again?

By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs


Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?

By: John Ankerberg Show Staff


How Old Was Jesus When
He Died?

By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs


When Was

By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs


Facts Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

By: John Ankerberg Show Staff


Why Do We Celebrate

By: John Ankerberg Show Staff


5 Ways to Teach Your Children about the Resurrection

By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs

Have any more questions about Easter? Watch the videos below.

Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Dr. Craig shares four historical facts accepted by the majority of New Testament and secular scholars today, including the honorable burial of Jesus, His empty tomb, His post-mortem appearances, and the disciples’ belief in God.

The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus

Is there evidence in history that God gave specific prophecies about the Messiah? Guests Darrell Bock and Dr. Walter Kaiser explain the prophecies that prove Jesus is the Messiah.

The Evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection

In this program, Dr. John Ankerberg with guest Dr. Darrell Bock look at the ways skeptics respond to the resurrection claims and the evidence provided by Scripture and history.


"If the resurrection did not take place, our faith is meaningless."

We all know that there are skeptics about Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. But were you aware that there are many facts about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus that are accepted by most religious scholars – both Christian AND non-Christian? Some of the historical evidence is so compelling that even those who refuse to accept Him as Savior cannot deny the truth of the biblical account.

The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection that Even Skeptics Believe

In “The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection that Even Skeptics Believe” Dr. Habermas explains 12 historical facts that are agreed upon by almost all religious scholars. With Dr. Habermas’ easy to understand approach, this DVD series is like watching your favorite college professor explaining the facts you need to better defend your faith. As the world’s leading expert on the evidence for the resurrection, he is extremely knowledgeable, yet explains the facts in an attainable way.


The Timeline of Jesus' Resurrection

  • AD 30 – Jesus is Crucified

    AD 30 – Jesus is Crucified

    Jesus is Crucified

  • AD 30 to 32 – Eyewitness Testimonies

    AD 30 to 32 – Eyewitness Testimonies

    Eyewitness testimonies become standardized into a creedal form.

  • AD 32 – Paul experiences the risen Christ

    AD 32 – Paul experiences the risen Christ

    Paul experiences the risen Christ on the road to Damascus and is converted (Acts 9 and 26).

  • AD 35 – Paul visits Jerusalem

    AD 35 – Paul visits Jerusalem

    Paul visits Jerusalem for the first time and meets with Peter and James (Galatians 1:18-19). Critical scholars generally agree that this is when Paul receives the creed he mentions in 1 Corinthians 15. He tells us about this in Galatians 1:18-19. “…what I also received…” (1 Corinthians 15:3). “Then three..Read More

  • AD 51 or 52 – Paul visits Corinth

    AD 51 or 52 – Paul visits Corinth

    Paul visits Corinth and verbally gives the Corinthian church the creed in 1 Corinthians 15. “For I delivered to you as of first importance…” (1 Corinthians 15:3). Late 40s or early 50s – Paul writes Galatians.

  • AD 55 – Paul writes 1 Corinthians

    AD 55 – Paul writes 1 Corinthians

    Paul writes 1 Corinthians and reminds the Corinthian church of the creed he gave them when he visited them a few years ago. Paul writes, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that..Read More