April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday
Evidences of the Resurrection
Luke 24: 1-12
I. THE SCRIPTURES
John 2:19-22: “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.”
Matthew 20: 18-19, Jesus was very specific: “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn over the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day, he will be raised to life!”
Matthew 27:59-60: “Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.”
Acts 1:3: “After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.”
II. THE STONE
III. THE SEAL
IV. THE SOLDIERS
V. THE STRIPS OF CLOTH
John 20 “He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.”
VI. THE EYEWITNESSES
1 John 1:1: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-6: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins 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 of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
2 Peter 1:16: “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”
VII. THE CHANGED LIVES
5 implications that arise because of Easter
1. Doubt is dealt with.
2. Loneliness is lifted.
3. Weakness is wiped out.
4. Guilt is gutted.
5. Death is destroyed.
John 20:29: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”