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He’s Alive!

  1. 1. He’s Alive 1 Corinthians 15
  2. 2. “I passed on to you what was most important and what had been passed on to me- that Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said… He was seen by more than 500 followers…”
  3. 3. “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” 1 Cor. 15:17
  4. 4. How do we know He’s alive?
  5. 5. 1. EXECUTION •Jesus REALLY DIED by EXECUTION when he was crucified on the cross. •Some claim he only fainted. •It was the Roman centurion’s job to ensure death.
  6. 6. 2. EARLY •The accounts of Christ’s death, burial & resurrection are dated EARLY, when they could still be confirmed by eyewitnesses. •As little as 2-3 years later!
  7. 7. 3. EMPTY •The tomb of Jesus was really EMPTY, when the women came Easter morning. •There was no mistake. •No one had a reason to steal the body •His opponents never argued the fact
  8. 8. 4. EYEWITNESSES •There were over 500 eyewitnesses who saw Him alive. •Over a period of 40 days •About a dozen unique appearances. •They became convinced!
  9. 9. 5. EMPOWERED •The Apostles were EMPOWERED by their belief in a risen Lord. •Before, they were dejected, fearful •After, they boldly proclaimed Jesus as ALIVE, despite persecution.
  10. 10. Buddha Muhammed Confucius
  11. 11. Jesus is Alive!