Sermon About Ressurrection: Jesus is Live

 Sermon About Ressurrection: Jesus is Live

Jesus' resurrection changed everything about his life. It made him an example for us to follow.

Jesus was raised from the dead after he died on the cross. His death and resurrection were proof that God loves us and has power over evil.

The resurrection was foretold in the OT (Psa. 16:8-11)

We cannot be saved without the resurrection of Christ (Mk. 16:9; Mt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 1 Cor. 15:1ff; Eph. 1:7; Rom. 1:4; 4:25; 5:16-18; 6:3-5; 1 Pet. 1:3-5)

After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples and then to hundreds of others. He told them that he would soon leave them and go back to heaven. Then he ascended into heaven.

Consider the major world religions (Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam)

  • Which one has a savior who died for the sins of others? (Lk. 2:11; 1 Peter 3:18)
  • Which one has a central leading figure rise from the dead? (Matt. 28:1-6)

God has raised Jesus

  • Conquering death (Acts 2:22-24; Heb. 2:14-15)
  • Providing the ultimate proof of Sonship (Rom. 1:4)


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1. His death was not the end of his story. 

  • The body was placed in a new tomb. (Matt 27:60)
  • The tomb was cut out of rock. (Matt 27:60)
  • A large stone covered the entrance. (Matt 27:60)
  • A Roman seal was placed on the stone. (Matt 27:66)
  • A Roman Guard was placed at the tomb. (Matt 27:65-66)

The tomb was inspected carefully. (John 20:3-8; John 20:11)

 In fact, it was just the beginning. Jesus’ resurrection changed everything about his earthly life. It made him a model for us to follow. We see evidence of this in the New Testament accounts of his appearances after his resurrection.

"Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid." (John 19:41, NKJV)

"So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet." (2 Kings 13:21, NKJV)

2. He rose from the dead and Jesus is Live

He appeared to many people.

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to more than 500 people. These appearances were recorded by eye witnesses who wrote down what happened. They included Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, James, and others.

"And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments." (Luke 24:4, NKJV)

"And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain." (John 20:12, NKJV)

He showed his hands & side. Luke gives more details. Breathed on them…receive ye the Holy Spirit.” John is only writer to report this. Same promise made before death (Jno. 14, 15, 16)

Fulfilled on day of Pentecost

Met with disciples – on same day was raised from dead (Thomas was not there).

  • Eight days later met again (Thomas there).
  • Met them again at Sea of Tiberias (John 21) – “Third time” (v. 14)
  • Met again in Galilee (appointed before his death) – (Matt. 26:32; 28;7, 10, 16).
  • Jesus’ name by Josephus’ pen. Antiquities 18:3:3 reads as follows:

And there arose about this time Jesus, a wise man, if indeed we should call him a man; for he was a doer of marvelous deeds, a teacher of men who receive the truth with pleasure. He led away many Jews, and also Greeks. This man was the Christ. And when Pilate had condemned him to the cross on his impeachment by the chief men among us, those who had loved him at first did not cease; for he appeared to them on the third day alive again, the divine prophets having spoken these and thousands of other wonderful things about him: and even now the tribe of Christians, so named after him, has not yet died out.

Sermon About Ressurrection: Jesus is Live

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3. He ascended into heaven and He will return again.

What does this mean? Well, he went up to heaven, where he was with God.  However, we have him the Holy Spirit. We also see him through the Bible in the our heart.

We can know the plan of salvation

It is as simple as 2+2=4

Mark 16:16

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”

We know repentance & confession are required but it is a very simple plan.

This is the operation {work} of God (Col. 2:12), for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). Raised to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:3-5)

Entered into Christ (Gal. 3:26-27),  a new creation in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)

Begotten by the word of God (1 Peter 1:23)

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