Did Jesus have to rise from the dead? Every Christian would say "Yes" - but would we know any reasons why? In 1896, John Franklin Cannon, pastor of the Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri, preached a sermon entitled "The Necessity of Christ's Resurrection," published on page 287 of Southern Presbyterian Pulpit: a Collection of Sermons by Ministers of the Southern Presbyterian Church (you can find this book on the Compilations page of the Log College Press website). We won't steal Cannon's thunder, but suffice it to say that the reasons he gives are theological robust, Christ-exalting, and spiritually invigorating. Read it today to have your faith in the resurrection of Jesus solidified and strengthened!