Sep 21, 2014 | Frank Vargo II
"The Resurrection" Luke 24:1-12
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.
And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
1. Empty Tomb
-empty tomb doesn't give 100% truth to the validity but it sure is some good evidence.
-why was it empty? did the scardy cat disciples steal the body? Did Jesus wake up? One of the thieves was a doctor that gave Jesus a special medicine? did they go to the wrong tomb?
-More people hated Jesus than loved him all they had to do was to drag that corpse out there in the middle of Jerusalem and shut them up
-one thing the gospel writers don't have is the actually resurrection. nobody was in the tomb to see it happen, there is no explanation given to how it happened. There was only one person in that tomb
- angels didn't roll the stone away to let Jesus out, to show Jesus was not there-But as far as the resurrection the bottom line is your going to have to trust Gods word
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth
In June of 2001. Cape Canaveral launched a Delta 2 rocket carrying NASA telescope in hopes of finding the origin of the universe. That cost nearly 204 million dollars. We cold of given them a bible for free.
-no scientist will ever be able to explain no pastor, or theologian will ever be able to prove it, there was only one person there who did it and knows how it was done but His name is God.
-Believe God or you believe that nothing exploded?
-after nothing exploded everything in our complex universe is in the right spot going the right speed
-Greatest movie of all time--So you are saying there is a chance?
2. Existence of the church
-we take this for granted after 2,000 plus years. these people were in a world of sorrow, running and hiding for their lives, their hopes and dreams were over and now. But all of a sudden they are in the streets of Jerusalem with joy, power, and an unstopped devotion that cost many of them their lives
-taking communion proclaiming till he comes again!
3. Existence of the New Testament
4. Change from Saturday to Sunday
16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
5. Changed Lives
4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.