Sermons on Resurrection
Although He would no longer be visibly present with His disciples, they would not be left alone. Jesus promised them (and all subsequent believers) four permanent sources of power and comfort: the presence of the Spirit, the presence of the Son, the presence of the Father, and the presence of the truth.
The issue before the court this morning is not that of a crime, but a claim — a claim so spectacular and so crucial that it is either the cornerstone of Christianity or its fatal flaw. Members of the jury, the claim is that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead.