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The Resurrection

The resurrection is the primary event we celebrate every Easter. This week on Groundwork we discuss other theories people have offered to bypass or explain away Christ's resurrection and study Luke 24:1-12 to help us understand why Christian faith stands or falls on the truth of the resurrection.

Luke 24:1-12

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