The Resurrection

March 27, 2016 Speaker: Kevin Deyette Series: The Resurrection - Easter

Passage: John 20:1–9, 1 Peter 1:3–4

Title: The Resurrection
Text: John 20:1-9, 1 Peter 1:3-4


The starting point of faith is the resurrection, and that changes everything.

How did the tomb get empty?
1. Somebody stole it (unlikely)
- The Romans?
- The Jews?
- Jesus’ Disciples?
2. Jesus didn’t really die (not plausible)
3. Jesus really rose from the dead!

Faith occurs when the unexplainable confronts the undeniable.

How believing in Jesus’ resurrection changes us:
1. We are born again to a living hope (1 Peter 1:3)
2. We have a secure future (1 Peter 1:4)

Alduous Huxley- coined agnostic- admitted this much. “I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning. For myself, as well as most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was a philosophy of liberation, and the liberation we sought was liberation from was Christian morality.”

Wolfhart Pannenberg: “The evidence for Jesus' resurrection is so strong that nobody would question it except for two things: First, it is a very unusual event. And second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the way you live.”

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