Presentation on theme: "Dates to remember September 28 Guest speaker Andrew Lehmann October 26-29 Gospel meeting David Barnes PrayerSongsOfferingSong Bible study Song Lord’s supper."— Presentation transcript:
Dates to remember September 28 Guest speaker Andrew Lehmann October 26-29 Gospel meeting David Barnes PrayerSongsOfferingSong Bible study Song Lord’s supper AnnouncementsPrayer
Now I make known to you, brethren, THE GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, 1 Corinthians 15:1-3
that Christ DIED for our sins according to the Scriptures, and
that He was BURIED, and
that He was RAISED on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and
that He APPEARED…
Studying apologetics is like pouring a concrete foundation: It does not stir emotions, isn’t exciting or pretty But nothing is more important to what you are building
The resurrection of Jesus Christ What is at stake?
1 Corinthians 15 12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, (kenos: empty as to quality) your faith also is vain. (kenos: empty as to quality) 15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; (mataios: empty as to result) you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ Answering the skeptics
There wasn’t a death Answering the skeptics He said He would die Matt. 16:21 Purpose of scourging, crucifixion Matt. 27:26 Roman guards made sure Jo. 19:32-33 Pilate made sure Mk. 15:39-46 “Ptoma” vs. “Soma” Mk. 15:45 What John saw Jo. 19:34-35 Was embalmed Jo. 19:39-40 There was no resurrection because…
The body was stolen (Matt. 28:11-15) Answering the skeptics Disciples or Jews or Romans stole body Roman guards admitted they were asleep. How could they know who stole the body? Wanted this uproar over Jesus to go away. Disciples didn’t believe a resurrection would occur, they had no motive, lacked courage, were later persecuted for preaching resurrection. Jews wanted guard to prevent theft, would have produced body later and made fools of disciples. Placement of the grave clothes Jo. 20:6-7 There was no resurrection because…
They went to the wrong tomb Answering the skeptics Did all His friends who claimed He had risen go to the same wrong tomb? Tomb was private with a Roman guard making it easy to find. Not likely close friends would have forgotten location within 72 hours. Romans and Jews knew location and would have reported the error There was no resurrection because…
The resurrection validated: The appearances of Jesus
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. 1 Cor. 11:23-26