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The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

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  • 1.
      • The
      • resurrection of
      • Jesus Christ
    Easter Sermon
  • 2. Scripture verses, “ and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures…,” (1 Corinthians 15:4, NET) “ To the same apostles also, after his suffering, he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God…” (Acts 1:3, NET)
  • 3. Introduction “ Resurrection is the most important place of the Christian faith.” Let us see in detail…
  • 4. 1. The nature of resurrection (Answering the question, what?) A. The meaning of credibility B. The meaning of Christ’s resurrection Negatively: 1. Not a swoon 2. Not a resuscitation 3. Not continued existence of only the soul of Jesus Positively: A literal resurrection of the physical body of Jesus Christ from the tomb in Joseph’s garden.
  • 5. 2. The proof of the resurrection
    • (Answering the question why?)
    • Cause and the effect:
    • Here are certain effects, the causes for which can be traced only to the fact of Christ’s resurrection.
    • 1. The empty tomb
    • 2. The Lord’s day
    • 3. The Christian Church
    • 4. The New Testament
    • B. Testimony
    • 1. The number of witnesses
    • 2. The credibility of the witnesses
    • 3. The nature of the fact witnessed
    • 4. The lack of motive for perjury
    • C. Experience: (1 Corinthians 15:7)
      • Paul’s
      • Corinthians’
      • Ours
  • 6. 3. The need for the resurrection
    • (Also answering, Why? but from another view point)
    • Christ’s sinless life, making it impossible that He should be held by death, (Acts 2:24)
    • B. The vindication of the truth of all His claims, (John 2:19, Matthew 12:38-40)
    • C. The sign of God’s approval, (Acts 2:23-24, 31-33)
    • D. To show God had accepted Christ’s redemptive work on our behalf.
  • 7. 4. The results of resurrection
    • (Answering the question, What then?)
    • With reference to Christ Himself:
    • 1. It marked Him off as the Son of God in a unique sense (Romans 1:4).
    • 2. It was the soul of the divine approval upon all His claims, (Acts 2:23-24).
    • B. With reference to the believer:
      • Assures him of his acceptance with God, (Romans 4:25)
      • Assures him of all needed power, (Ephesians 1:19-22).
      • Grants to him the Holy Ghost, (John 7:37-39; Acts2:33)
      • Is a guarantee of his own resurrection and immortality, (II Corinthians 4:14; John 14:19)
    • With reference to the world of men:
    • 1. Guarantees the resurrection of all men (1 Corinthians 15:22)
    • 2. Assures them of the certainty of a coming judgment, (Acts 17:31)
  • 8. Conclusion “ Resurrection is important. If Christ was not resurrected there’s no Christianity. No hope of our salvation either.”
  • 9. Credits Sermon taken from “How to Prepare Sermons” by William Evans Slides designed by: The Virtual Preacher Find more resources like this one. Visit…, http://www.virtualpreacher.org/category/powerpoint-sermons-studies/