The Reality of the Resurrection

April 1, 2018 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Reconsider the Resurrection

Topic: Easter 2018 Passage: Luke 24:1–12

The Reality of the Resurrection
Christ Proclamation Church
Luke 24:1-12
April 1, 2018

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is absolutely essential to Christianity. It certifies that Jesus truly is the Son of God and that our salvation and future resurrection is secure in Him. This idea is captured in those glorious words, “He is not here, He is risen!”

I. Evidence for the Resurrection
    A. The Dead Body – (Luke 23:50-53; Mark 15:44)
    B. The Empty Tomb – (Luke 24:1-12)
    C. The Prediction – (Luke 9:21-22, 44; 18:31-33)
    D. The Witnesses – (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:3)
    E. The Changed Lives – (John 21:19; Book of Acts)

II. Arguments Against the Resurrection
    A. Not Dead – Fainting Theory
    B. Not Alive – Hallucination Theory
    C. Not Honest – Stolen Body Theory
    D. Not Physical – Spiritual Resurrection Theory

III. Implications of the Resurrection
    A. Jesus Truly is the Son of God
    B. Sin is Real and Salvation is Only in Christ
    C. Your Eternal Well-Being is Secure

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