Resurrection Fake News

 In Sermon Notes

Luke 24:1-11

4-16-2023 Pasha Sunday

Pastor Val @ Renewal

Is Jesus _____________, honest, and reliable? 1 Corinthians 15:12-14

If Christ did not physically resurrect from the dead, then our faith in Christ is _________.

The resurrection is __________to Christianity.  Luke 24:1-11 (NIV)

If the resurrection is so essential to Christianity, how are we supposed to believe if even the Disciples initially had a _______ _______ believing?

The Fake News of the “________Body” Matthew 28:11-15; Matthew 27:62-66

The Fake News of the “________ Tomb” Matthew 27:55-61

Fake News Story is He “Didn’t Really ______” Story John 19:31-34; Mark 15:43-45

This has several possible storylines.

  1. Body double for Jesus.
  2. Christ’s spirit was removed from Jesus before his execution and reanimated the body after the crucifixion.
  3. Jesus didn’t really die, he merely passed out, and then he revived and got up and out of the tomb.

There is Good News

Facts that Support the Resurrection

First: The ________ Tomb John 20:2-8

Christianity is about life and living, and Jesus proved it through His resurrection. Jesus is Alive, unlike other founders of Belief Systems

There are other belief systems, but their leader died and is still dead

            Buddhism – Buddha (624-544 BC or 563-483 BC) cremated in Kushinagar, India

            Confucianism – Confucius (551-479 BC) buried in Quifu, Shandong Providence,     China

            Islam – Muhammad (A.D. 570-632) buried in Medina, Saudi Arabia

            Jehovah’s Witness – Charles Russell (1852 – 1916) – Allegheny, PA

            Mormon – Joseph Smith (1805 – 1844) Nauvoo, IL  

Each of these leaders died, and their body is still in their tomb.

The tomb of Jesus Christ is empty because He resurrected and is alive forevermore.

Second: The _________ on the Lives of the Disciples Acts 4:13

Three: The fact that they actually saw Jesus ________! 1 John 1:1-3

The disciples didn’t just claim to have seen Jesus die and rise again.  They are willing to _________ and ______ to be able to tell others about Him. They were not walking by faith but by sight. John 20:29

The _______________ of Christianity today 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 5:34-39

Have you received Jesus as your Savior? Romans 10:9

Have you crossed over from life to death?

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