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Hope: Hope at the Tomb

April 1, 2018 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Hope

Topic: Biblical Passage: 1 Corinthians 15

HE IS RISEN!

Fog

Fear

Faith

    FOG: "Why am I here?"

     Matthew 16:21,  John 2:18-19, Mark 9:31, John 20:2,  John 20:13, John 20:14

    LIFTING THE FOG

  1. Do we have early testimony?
  2. Do we have eye witness testimony?
  3. Do we have multiple, independent, eye witness sources?
  4. Are they reilable?
  5. Do we have corroborating evidence from archeology and other writers?
  6. Do we have any enemies that attest to the fact of the resurrection?
  7. Does the testimony contain events that are embarrassing to the authors?

Resurrection and KNOWING

1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:1-4

"Why am I here?"

   Colossians 1:16

   We were created for the purpose of worship...and specifically to worship Christ.

FOG

     FEAR: "What went wrong?"

      Mark 16:8

"Mary was on the outside of every single category of inside/outside the world had.  She was a woman, not a man.  She was poor, not middle class.  She was deranged, not sane.  She was immoral, not moral.  She was on the outside of everything."     -Tim Keller

" Now as a literary historian, I am perfectly convinced that whatever else the Gopels ar, they are not legends.  I have read a great deal of legends (myth) and I am quite clear that they are not the same sort of thing."     -C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Professor of Medievel andRenaissance Literature at Cambridge University

Another Garden... Eden (Genesis 1-3)

Fog: "Why am I here?"

   Answer:  To worship the triune God

Fear: "Whathappened?"

   Answer:  The fall brought the curse of death, alienation, and condemnation.

FAITH:  'What is the solution?"

    Jesus takes the curse of Death on Himself and then DEFEATS IT!

      John 20:15-16,  Romans 5:8,  Philippians 2:7-10

   Jesus' death on our behalf removed our alienation...

     John 20:16-17

   Jesus' death on our behalf removed our condemnation...

     John 20:16-17, Romans 8:1

 Faith: "What is the solution?"

   Answer:  Jesus   Romans 8:1

TODAY...the resurrection means...

  1. your sins are forgiven   (Colossians 1:14)
  2. You are brought near to God (reconciliation)   (2 Corinthians 5:18)
  3. Restored to aNEW LIFE   ( 2 Corinthians 5:17)

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