If it could be shown Jesus never actually died, His resurrection could be reduced to simply 'reviving' and skeptics could reduce it from a miracle to something more ordinary. However, if historic evidence is examined critically, one realizes Jesus' death is verified by His enemies and not simply from those who were His followers.
Resurrection Power #3 'Evidence of Death'
Evidence of Jesus' death
March 20, 2016 • R. Chip Denief • Luke 23:50–52, 1 Corinthians 15:3–8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Resurrection Power #6 'Our Resurrection'
Christian Resurrection • April 10, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
Jesus' resurrection from the dead was a literal, physical, bodily resurrection from the grave. Believers must be careful to correctly identify the times when Scripture uses an illustration as a 'type' to foreshadow the coming, genuine article... known as the 'anti-type'. Baptism into Christ is a type which identifies us in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and provide us the future fulfillment of our genuine resurrection at the glorious appearing of Jesus.
Resurrection Power #5 'Unique Resurrection'
The Unique Resurrection of Jesus • April 3, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
Jesus was not the only person to resurrect from the dead... in fact, He was not even the first. However, the resurrection of Jesus is unique from any other resurrection and the unique nature of His resurrection provides hope for every Christian.