#965 April 11, 1993 a.m.
(transcribed from tape)
THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF EASTER
I Corinthians 15:3-8
All over the world today, in hundreds of languages and dialects, worship leaders are
standiing before Easter cangrega-tions and- they- are saying, He -is risen'- And the
congregation responds, He is risen indeed! I wonder if we could do that this morning?
He is risen! He is risen indeed! He is risen! He is risen indeed! He is risen! He is
Our scripture is I Corinthians, chapter number 15. The Apostle Paul is writing
beginning in verse 3 of I Corinthians 15;
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ
died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, that He
was raised on the third day, according to the scriptures, and that He appeared
to Peter then the twelve. And after that He appeared to more than 500
brethren at one time, most of them who remain until now, but some have died.
And then Jesus appeared to James then to all the apostles. And last of all, as
if it were to one untimely born, he appeared to me, Paul also."
Let's pray together.
Father, we anticipate that day of days when every knee shall bow and every
tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We're here this Easter morn
making that confession in advance that He is risen and in Him we know that life
is there for us as well everlasting. Lord, You speak now to all of us with our
grepatvariety of needs and fears, sins and omissions. You speak. Let me get
out of the way so that Thy truth might be uttered. And Lord may we take this
truth and apply it into all of those hurting, lonely, sinful, estranged areas of our
being. For this is our prayer in the name of this living Lord, Jesus Christ.
It was a rather ordinary doctor's office. Over the door were these words: Dr. Will
Phillips, M.D., General Practice. Now Dr. Phillips was a regular doctor, but yet he had
an unusual touch about him. For e ...
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