7 Proofs That the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Really Happened (Part 2)

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100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #55 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE — I Corinthians 15:1-9: “…For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.”

Today, we are going to look another set of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact, we are going to look at the most convincing type of evidence there is, and that is eyewitness testimony.

Josh McDowell wrote that, “When studying an event in history, it is important to know whether enough people who were participants or eyewitnesses to the event were alive when the facts about the event were published. If the number of eyewitnesses is substantial, the event can be regarded as fairly well established.”

As we will see today, there is an abundance of eyewitness testimony for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

1. The disciples’ testimony is evidence for the resurrection.

2. Jesus’ multiple recorded appearances is proof for the resurrection

3. Third, today, the changed life of James is strong evidence for the resurrection.

4. Fourthly, and finally, Paul’s conversion is evidence for the resurrection.

+ Plus, listen to Ron Kenoly “Jesus is Alive” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

7 Proofs That the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Really Happened (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #54 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE — Matthew 28:1-9: “…And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you…”

Peter Larson once said, “The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: ‘a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb.’ Jesus entered our world through a door marked, ‘No Entrance’ and left through a door marked ‘No Exit.'”

On yesterday, we looked at the reality of the virgin birth and saw how that it was essential for our salvation and for God’s plan of redemption. The virgin birth was indeed a miraculous event. And the event that we will talk about today is equally miraculous. We are talking about the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The resurrection is also one of the foundation stones of Christianity. Without the resurrection, as Christians, we have no real hope of life after death. If Jesus is not alive, then He is not preparing a home for us in Heaven. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:19: “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” What Paul is saying is that if we only benefit from the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in this life, and have no hope beyond the grave, then we are just as good as dead. If Jesus was not resurrected, then we have no hope of being resurrected after death ourselves. So, for each of us, the stakes are high when it comes to the resurrection — eternity rests on whether or not the resurrection really happened.

I believe that God knew there would be many people who would refuse to believe that the resurrection happened, and that is why God left so much evidence behind to show that the resurrection of Jesus Christ did indeed take place. In fact, there is so much evidence surrounding the resurrection that we will not be able to cover all of it in this message, so we will deal with three evidences for the resurrection today and then look at more evidence on tomorrow.

1. The evidence of the empty tomb.

2. The evidence that the Bible records women as the first ones to learn that Jesus had been resurrected and the newsbearers of that fact.

3. The radical change in the lives of Jesus’ disciples is proof that Jesus rose from the dead

+ Plus, listen to Fred Hammond singing “Celebrate (He Lives)” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

Things That Must be Believed (Part 2)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #38

Today, we will take a look at the next two essentials that we are discussing in this series and what they mean to the Christian faith.

– The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ
– The physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

+ Plus, listen to John P. Kee and The New Life Community Choir as they sing “We Walk by Faith” and Britt Nicole singing “Walk on Water”