He is Risen
March 31, 2013 Series: Standalone Messages
Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: Luke 24:1–24:12
WHY BELIEVE THE RESURRECTION?
Jesus predicted His resurrection
(Matthew 12:38-40; 16:21; Mark 8:31; 9:31; 10:33-34; Mark 9:9-10; John 2:18-22).
The Old Testament prophesied it.
Jesus actually died.
Many people witnessed the resurrected Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.”
The lives of the disciples were revolutionized.
The power of the risen Christ still transforms lives.