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Jesus is Alive! Mark 16:1-8. 1Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

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1 Jesus is Alive! Mark 16:1-8

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3 1Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

4 Death and Resurrection of Jesus AD AD NT Completed Early Creed I Cor. 15 Council of Nicaea Essential component of the core beliefs from the very beginning AD 325

5 Mark 16:1-8

6 Mark 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. Footnote: The most reliable early manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have Mark 16:9-20.

7 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. Mark 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

8 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life?

9 FEAR FAITH Desperate Depressed Paralyzed Confident Deluded Unprepared Growing confidence in Jesus no matter how bad things appear A life dominated by … A life energized by …

10 Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see….. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

11 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life? What happens if I live in fear? I don’t expect God to be an active change agent in my life. I get stuck in destructive thoughts, feelings and behavior! Satan Wins!

12 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life? What happens if I live in fear? How does God help me to live by faith?

13 Mark 1:4-7 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”

14 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life? What happens if I live in fear? How does God help me to live by faith?

15 1.Jesus died on a Roman cross. 2.The tomb in which Jesus’ body had been buried was found empty. 3.Soon after his death people had experiences that they described as encounters with the resurrected Jesus. Evidence: 3 Historical Facts

16 In not one single case do we hear the slightest mention of the disappointed followers claiming their hero had been raised from the dead. They knew better. N.T. Wright There were many messianic movements in the first century. In every case, the would-be Messiah got crucified by Rome as Jesus did.

17 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life? What happens if I live in fear? How does God help me to live by faith? What step of faith is God calling me to take today?

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19 Alexander Fleming: Credited with discovering penicillin in 1928

20 Ephesians 1:18-20 Sermon Series Starting Next Sunday

21 BIG IDEA Faith in Christ is a decisive turning point and a daily choice. What does God want for my life? What happens if I live in fear? How does God help me to live by faith? What step of faith is God calling me to take today?


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