The Gospel of the Resurrection
by Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: In John 11:25, ''I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.'' Lee Strobel, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, said ''Every single shred of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also evidence for my eventual resurrection.'' Hank Hanegraaff said, ''You see, without resurrection there is no hope. Indeed, without resurrection, there is no Christianity.'' Josh McDowell, a Christian apologist, said, ''After more than 700 hours of studying this subject and thoroughly investigating its foundation, I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the minds of men, OR it is the most fantastic fact of history.''
Questioning the Resurrection
by Tony Nester
Some people will spend Easter at a graveyard. Although a fresh grave is usually a site of sorrow, an established grave, well-kept and adorned with flowers, is often a source of comfort. Have you noticed that people like walking through cemeteries? They like to scan the epitaphs, to touch, even caress, the grave stones. I once observed a man who carried a lawn chair from his car and seated himself in front of grave stone. He was alone. The grave was not fresh. He was there, I guessed, to spend time remembering his wife. He wasn't crying. He wasn't gesticulating in any way. Just there. Just remembering. Just holding on. The scene tugged at my heart.
Rejoicing in the Resurrection
by Rex Yancey
On February 27, 1991, at the height of Desert Storm, Ruth Dillow received a message from the Pentagon that no soldier's family wants to hear. Her son, Clayton Carpenter, had stepped on a land mine in the Persian Gulf and was killed. She wrote, ''I can't begin to describe my grief and shock. It was almost more than I could bear. For three days I wept. For three days I expressed anger and loss. For three days people tried to comfort me, but to no avail because the loss was so great.''
The Significance of the Resurrection (3 of 4)
by Chris Walls
The resurrection of Christ in history has been one of the most debated aspects of the bible. Historical fact proves that there was a man named Jesus that lived on the earth 2000 years ago. The problem has been with the claims of scripture and whether their claims of Christ life and ultimately His resurrection if they are true or not. Simon Greenleaf, a Harvard Law professor during the 1800's who wrote the book ''Rules of Evidence,'' which was the definitive book on evidentiary procedure in the courtroom at one time. This was the book that every lawyer learned how to collect
The Impact of the Resurrection
by William Wyne
Matthew 28:1-10 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
The Remarkable Resurrection of Christ!
by Marvin D. Patterson
Thank you choir and praise team for leading us in worship and reminding us that we serve a risen King! Jesus rose from the dead so that you and I could live the abundant life here on this earth, and so that we could have eternal life in heaven with Him for all eternity. Maybe you are here this morning and you are at the end of your rope. You wonder if things will ever get any better in your life. The world says to tie a knot on the end of your rope and hang on! But friends, that is not much consolation when it seems that your whole life is caving in around you! It could be that you are scarred, worried, stressed out because of a sickness, a financial collapse, an unexpected layoff from a job that you were counting on, or the separation and divorce from a spouse, or the death of a loved one.
The Resurrection: Fable or Fact?
by Stan Coffey
An Easter Message OUTLINE: I. UNCONVINCING FABLES A. The No Burial Theory (Matt 27:63-66) B. The Stolen Body Theory (Matt. 28:12-13) C. The Hallucination Theory (I Corinthians 15:6) D. The Swoon Theory (John 19:33) E. The Spiritual Resurrection Theory II. UNDENIABLE FACTS A. The Stone Was Rolled Away (Luke 24:2) B. The Tomb Was Empty (Luke 24:3) C. The Church Was Formed (Matt 16:18) D. The Eyewitness Accounts In The Gospels (I Cor. 15) E. He Lives Within My Heart
Significance of the Resurrection
by Stephen Whitney
Easter Sermon In 1991 Oliver Stone produced a movie about former President John F. Kennedy titled JFK. He fudged on the facts and then defended his actions by saying that what was really important was the story's ''mythic sense'' - or his interpretation of the facts. The historical accuracy didn't matter. Since the first century there have been people who say that the historical accuracy Jesus' resurrection is not important. They claim that Jesus rose spiritually, not physically from the grave.
by Jeff Strite
OPEN: Women: are there times when your husbands don't seem to be paying attention? One man wrote: The ears are a marvelous creation: A piano has 88 keys, but each of your ears has a range of 1500 keys. They are so finely tuned that you can hear the blood running through your vessels...
Resurrection Proof: Jesus Is Lord
by Dick Onarecker
Easter Morning must feel similar to how Moses felt on the Mountain of God; Mt. Horeb. He saw a bush burning, but the bush was never consumed. The angel of the Lord appeared to Moses there and told Moses, ''...put off your shoes from your feet,
Implications of the Resurrection
by Steve Jones
It's Easter Sunday and unfortunately, we have overbooked our services today. Four of you will have to volunteer to leave...or else.That was a crazy news story from last week, wasn't it (Man dragged off overbooked United Airlines Flight on Monday, 4.10.17)? But we're here to talk about a different kind of news story and that is...
Prelude to the Resurrection
by Robert Dawson
One dad shares this story about an aquarium he bought for his two-year old daughter. We went to the pet store to pick out four fish for the tank. One fish died not long after setting up the tank, thankfully, while little Sara was at her grandparent's house. The mother gave the fish a proper burial at sea and did not tell my daughter about it...
Resurrection Celebration (28 of 52)
by Christopher Harbin
We get too easily distracted in our Easter and Christmas celebrations that we often forget what it all means. We forget the reasons we celebrate as we get caught up in rehearsing events of long past, the grief and shock experienced by the disciples, and preparing our feasts and family gatherings. We know that Easter is ...
by Jesse Hendley
In First Corinthians chapter 15, the Apostle Paul presents to us the fact that this is the major truth in the Bible. The Christ that died is alive. He arose again from the deed.Now there were certain Corinthian Christians there, people in the church at Corinth who evidently were saying there isn't any resurrection. Verse 12 is...
Jesus and His Resurrection (12 of 13)
by Donald Cantrell
A family was watching a movie of the life of Jesus on television. Their six-year-old daughter was deeply moved as the film realistically portrayed Jesus' crucifixion and death. Tears ran down the little girl's face as they took Him from the cross and laid Him in a borrowed tomb. She watched as a guard was set. Suddenly, a big smile broke on her face...
The Gifts of the Resurrection
by Curt Dodd
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, ''They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have...
The Resurrection of Christ
by Chris Walls
The resurrection of Christ is what I would consider one of the most important doctrines in the Christian life. There are so many things that hinge on a proper view of the resurrection in the life of the Christian. If there is no resurrection of Christ then we just have another world religion.There are many things that...
The Resurrection of Christ
by Jerry Branch
Jesus and Mohammed have shaped the course of history and the destiny of men and women for over two millennia. Christianity and Islam are currently the largest religions with a following of 1.8 billion and 1 billion respectively. No other religion in the world comes close to achieving such numbers. These are the only two...
There Is More - The Resurrection
by Jerry Watts
It was on Feb. 27, 1991, at the height of Desert Storm, that Ruth Dillow received a very sad message from the Pentagon. It stated that her son, Clayton Carpenter, Private 1st Class, had stepped on a mine in Kuwait and was dead. Ruth Dillow later wrote, ''I can't begin to describe my grief and shock. It was almost more than I could bear...
The Life Changing Power of the Resurrection
by Ernest Easley
As you're turning to Acts 26, I want to tell you about three pastors who were discussing what they wanted said at their funeral. Frankly, my wife Julie and I recently had the same conversation: who will speak at MY funeral. After discussing a few names, she blurted out, ''I want to speak at your funeral. I have a lot to...