Presentation on theme: "A CD of this message Will be available (free of charge) following the service Resurrection Sunday 2012."— Presentation transcript:
A CD of this message Will be available (free of charge) following the service Resurrection Sunday 2012
All events in history have evidence … none have proof none have proof
Loren Eiseley ~ “Man is a cosmic orphan.”
“How can I explain my existence without God?”
Ps. 8:4-6 ~ 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
Prophecies about the Crucifixion: Betrayed by a friend Prophesied: Psalm 41:9 Written: c BC Fulfilled: Mark 14:10 Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver Prophesied: Zech. 11:12-13 Written: c. 520 BC Fulfilled: Matt. 26:14-16 Spat upon and beaten Prophesied: Is. 50:6 Written: c. 690 BC Fulfilled: Matt. 26:67 Silent before accusers Prophesied: Is. 53:7 Written: c. 690 BC Fulfilled: Matt. 27:12- 14
Prophecies about the Crucifixion: Pierced Prophesied: Zech. 12:10 Written: c. 520 BC Fulfilled: John 19:34; 20:25-27 Die w/ “transgressors” Prophesied: Is. 53:12 Written: c. 690 BC Fulfilled: Matt. 27:38 Ridiculed by onlookers Prophesied: Ps. 22:7-8 Written: c BC Fulfilled: Luke 23:35 Cry out in thirst Prophesied: Ps. 22:1 Written: c BC Fulfilled: John 19:28
Prophecies about the Crucifixion: Buried in rich man’s tomb Prophesied: Is. 53:9 Written: c. 690 BC Fulfilled: Luke 23: Forsaken by God Prophesied: Ps. 22:1-2 Written: c BC Fulfilled: Mark 15:34 He would resurrect Prophesied: Ps. 16:10 Written: c BC Fulfilled: Mark 16:9 He would resurrect Prophesied: Ps. 16:10 Written: c BC Fulfilled: Mark 16:9
F. F. Bruce ~ “If the New Testament were a collection of secular writings, their authenticity would generally be regarded as beyond all doubt.” Evidence for the Resurrection: 1.The Church (Pentecost) 2.Sunday worship (1 st by Jews) 3.New Testament testimony (reliable, historical) 4. The stone (4 tons) people (not a single recantation) 6. Empty tomb 7. The disciples
James bar Alphaeus Andrew Bartholomew James bar Zebedee Matthew Peter Philip How Did the Apostles Die? Simon Thaddaeus Thomas John Bludgeoned and sawn in two Crucified on traverse cross Flayed with knives Beheaded Axed to death Crucified upside down Hung from pillar Sawn in two Bludgeoned to death Speared to death Boiled in oil; natural death
A. E. Wilder-Smith (doctorates in Physical Organic Chemistry, Chemotherapy and Natural Science) ~ “He who thinks has to believe.”
National Institute of Standards and Technology
The only way to get to heaven is to bungee jump 20 yd.
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure; Save from wrath and make me pure.