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    Deeper   hell and the resurrection of christ- feb 27, 2011 Deeper hell and the resurrection of christ- feb 27, 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Today’s churchis becoming lesstheologicallyliterate.
    • ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
    • The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
    • The Good NewsWe AlmostForgot:Rediscoveringthe Gospel in a16 th CenturyCatechism byKevin DeYoung.
    • ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget! Descending into Hell and Rising from the Dead
    • The Apostles’Creed
    • The Apostles’ CreedI believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
    • The Apostles’ CreedWho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.
    • The Apostles’ CreedThe third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    • The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
    • The Apostles’ Creed He descended into hell. Thethird day He arose again from the dead.
    • What to do with, “He descended into hell?”1. Remove it.2. Retain it, understanding ‘hell’ to mean “hades” (grave).3. Retain it, understanding ‘hell’ to mean the final place of judgment.
    • Luke 23:34Jesus answered him, “I tell you thetruth, today you will be with me inparadise.”
    • What to do with, “He descended into hell?”1. Remove it.2. Retain it, understanding ‘hell’ to mean “hades” (grave).3. Retain it, understanding ‘hell’ to mean the final place of judgment.4. Retain it, understanding ‘hell’ in a spiritual sense.
    • Isaiah 53:5-6But he was pierced for ourtransgressions, he was crushed for ouriniquities; the punishment thatbrought us peace was on him, and byhis wounds we are healed. We all, likesheep, have gone astray, each of ushas turned to our own way; and theLORD has laid on him the iniquity ofus all.
    • “Surely no more terribleabyss can be conceived thanto feel yourself forsaken andestranged from God; andwhen you call on him not tobe heard” (John Calvin)
    • Matthew 27:46About three in the afternoon Jesuscried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,lema sabachthani?” (which means“My God, my God, why have youforsaken me?”)
    • Q. 44 Why does theCreed add, "Hedescended into hell"?
    • A. 44 To assure me in times of personal crisis and temptation that Christ my Lord, by sufferingunspeakable anguish, pain, andterror of soul, especially on thecross but also earlier, has deliveredme from the anguish and tormentof hell.
    • If Jesus Christ faced the wrath of God and experienced‘hell’ for you, then you can count onHIM to sympathize with you in your ‘hellish’ moments ‘here’ and ultimately deliver you from the judgment that awaits humanity ‘there.’
    • Hebrews 4:15For we do not have a high priest whois unable to sympathize with ourweaknesses, but we have one who hasbeen tempted in every way, just as weare—yet was without sin.
    • If Jesus Christ faced the wrath of God and experienced‘hell’ for you, then you can count onHIM to sympathize with you in your ‘hellish’ moments ‘here’ and ultimately deliver you from the judgment that awaits humanity ‘there.’
    • The Apostles’ CreedThe third day He arose againfrom the dead.
    • Evidence for the resurrection. . .Transformed lives of disciples! Before? After?
    • What is therelevance and thesignificance ofthe resurrection?
    • The ResurrectionGod’s “AMEN!” to His Son’s earthly life and ministry!
    • The Resurrection Christ’s resurrection. . .Affirms our faith
    • 1 Corinthians 15:14And if Christ has not been raised,our preaching is useless and so isyour faith.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:16-19For if the dead are not raised, thenChrist has not been raised either. Andif Christ has not been raised, yourfaith is futile; you are still in your sins.Then those also who have fallenasleep in Christ are lost. If only for thislife we have hope in Christ, we are ofall people most to be pitied.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:20aBut Christ has indeed been raisedfrom the dead! “He is risen . . .”
    • The Resurrection Christ’s resurrection. . .Affirms our faithManifests His deity
    • John 10:30I and the Father are one.
    • Matthew 16:21From that time on Jesus began toexplain to his disciples that he must goto Jerusalem and suffer many things atthe hands of the elders, chief priestsand teachers of the law, and that hemust be killed and on the third day beraised to life.
    • Romans 1:4Who through the Spirit of holinesswas declared with power to be theSon of God by his resurrection fromthe dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
    • The Resurrection Christ’s resurrection. . .Affirms our faithManifests His deityEstablishes our destiny
    • Hebrews 9:27Just as people are destined to dieonce, and after that to facejudgment . . .
    • 1 Corinthians 15:20-23But Christ has indeed been raisedfrom the dead, the firstfruits of thosewho have fallen asleep.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:21-23For since death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comesalso through a man. For as in Adam alldie, so in Christ all will be made alive.But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits;then, when he comes, those whobelong to him.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:55-57“Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your sting?” Thesting of death is sin, and the power ofsin is the law. But thanks be to God!He gives us the victory through ourLord Jesus Christ.
    • TheResurrection Christ’s resurrection. . .Affirms our faithManifests His deityEstablishes our destinyNeutralizes the Enemy
    • Colossians 2:15And having disarmed the powers andauthorities, he made a publicspectacle of them, triumphing overthem by the cross.
    • Hebrews 2:14Since the children have flesh andblood, he too shared in their humanityso that by his death he might breakthe power of him who holds thepower of death—that is, the devil.
    • TheResurrection Christ’s resurrection. . .Affirms our faithManifests His deityEstablishes our destinyNeutralizes the Enemy
    • Make time to reflect on the gospelrecords of the many appearancesof the resurrected Christ. For help, go to our Deeper Blog.