Thursday, April 21, 2011

Three Reasons Why I Believe The Resurrection

The power of God: I believe that God has the power to do more than we could ever ask or think.
Acts 2: 24-32: God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
Acts 3: 15: and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
Acts 5: 30: The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
Romans 8:11: If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

The power of eye-witnesses: I believe that a witness is a powerful source for establishing truth from error. Many people saw Jesus in his resurrected state. How could so many people be wrong?
I Corinthians 15: 3-11
Christ died for our sins
He was buried
He was raised on the third day
He appeared to Peter and the 12
He appeared to more than 500 people at one time
He appeared to James, then to all the apostles
He appeared also to me (Paul)

The power of changed lives
I Corinthians 15: 9-11
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. Paul was a murdered and a man with great hatred and hostility to the early Christian movement. How did he change from his hostility and hatred to a radical follower of Jesus Christ? He met Jesus and Jesus changed him. There are literally billions of people around the globe, in all places and all times who have met the risen Christ and there lives were changed.
Find a church this Sunday and worship the risen king.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed. Hallelujah!