The Centrality of the Resurrection

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Introduction

Big Idea:  As much as the resurrection of Jesus Christ proves the entirety of the Christian faith, the existence of the Christian faith proves the entirety of the resurrection.

What Does the Resurrection Prove?

  • The Validity of the Christian Faith. 1 Cor. 15:17; Acts 2:24-36; John 16:10, 11; Rom. 1:4.
  • The Success of the Work of Christ. Mark 14:62, 16:19; Acts 2:32-34, 5:31; Hebrews 1:3;
  • The Truthfulness of the Scriptures. Psalm 16:8-11 as cited in Acts 2:27, 13:35; Psalm 22:19-22; Isaiah 53:10-12.
  • The Truthfulness of Jesus Christ. Matthew 12:39-41, 16:4, 16:21; Mark 14:28; Luke 11:29-32; John 2:19, 5:21, 10:1-30.

What Proves the Resurrection?

  • The Empty Tomb. Matthew 28:6;  Luke 24:3, 23; Mark 16:5; John 20:6-7.
  • The Linen Wrappings. John 20:6-8, 11:44, 19:40;
  • They Eyewitness Accounts. Matthew 28:1-10; Luke 24:13-35; 1 Corinthians 15:5-8; Acts 1:21-22, 2:32, 4:33; John 19:35; Luke 1:1-4.
  • The Transformation of the Disciples. John 16:32, 18:15-18, 25-27;  Matthew 26:31, 56; Mark 14:27; versus Acts 2-5.
  • The Existence of the Church. Acts 2:24-32, 3:15, 4:2; Matthew 16:15-20, 28:18-20.
  • The Sunday Worship of Believers. John 20:19; Luke 24:1; Matthew 28:1; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10.

Response

  • The Responses of People. Acts 17:18, 31-34; Matthew 7:13-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16.
    • Some mocked
    • Others said, “We will hear you again about this.”
    • But some men joined him and believed.
  • Which group are you in?

Reading more about the resurrection:  

  • Theological significance: 1 Corinthians 15;
  • The accounts in the gospels and Acts, including the Ascension:  Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1:1-11.

A Recommended Song:

You Have Been Raised, Sovereign Grace Music.

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