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Who do YOU say Jesus is?

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Who do You say Jesus is?

1 Corinthians 15:3–8 CSB
3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. 6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers and sisters at one time; most of them are still alive, but some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one born at the wrong time, he also appeared to me.
1 Corinthians 15:12–14 CSB
12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say, “There is no resurrection of the dead”? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is in vain, and so is your faith.
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass M.D. PhD, is a physician, scientist, and Assistant Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis. He wrote of his convictions as a scientist and a Christian.
“I am a scientist. I am often asked about evidence I see for the Resurrection. Science is full of trust-like faith. We believe grand, counterintuitive things because we trust the accounts of trustworthy sources.”
Science is full of trust-like faith. We believe grand, counterintuitive things because we trust the accounts of trustworthy sources.
“Mass is energy. Time slows with gravity and acceleration. The earth moves around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour. If we personally verified and reproduced every experiment ourselves, science would grind to a complete halt.“
If we personally verified and reproduced every experiment ourselves, science would grind to a complete halt. Yes, we emphasize evidence. But we usually trust the scientific consensus. Yes, we are skeptical and regularly challenge accepted theories. But we usually trust other scientists’ reports of what they have seen.
“Yes, we emphasize evidence. But we usually trust the scientific consensus. Yes, we are skeptical and regularly challenge accepted theories. But we usually trust other scientists’ reports of what they have seen.”
“I am a scientist. Still, on Easter, I celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead about 2,000 years ago. This event, in first-century Palestine, is the cornerstone of everything. In the same way that trust-like faith in science is connected to evidence, so is the faith I have in the Resurrection.”
http://www.veritas.org/evidence-easter-scientists-list/#_ftn9
The resurrection is a fact of history.
Different accounts of the resurrection include details which are contrary to societal norms of the time. They strike back at the current culture which would not have been considered at the time if it was a fabrication. For example, women saw the empty tomb first.
On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
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c. All the disciples who were
2. The resurrection is the foundation of our faith.
a. The Resurrection demonstrates God’s love for us. There is a connection to God that we do not see universally in the Old Testament. This is not just for one group of people. No, it crosses all cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and barriers.
Colossians 1:20 CSB
20 and through him to reconcile everything to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
3. If the resurrection did not happen, then the disciples were liars an perpetrated a fraud.
Colossins 1:20
3. If the resurrection did not happen, then the disciples were liars an perpetrated a fraud.
a. We also know that what happened next proved the dramatic effect the Resurrection had on the disciples. In other movements, the leader is executed, and they come back together, they assign a member of the the family. This did not happen. They were convinced that Jesus is so much greater than any of his family.
b. They also did not have any political influence and were willing to die. What changed them? Living and walking and talking with the Master is what changed them. The impossible happened. The gospel was preached and people were reached. people were set free and miracles happened. This all amid persecution.
Acts 17:6 CSB
6 When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
Why? Because the disciples knew one very important thing.
Jesus Christ is EVERYTHING.
But you have to answer the question for yourself?
Matthew 16:15–16 CSB
15 “But you,” he asked them, “who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
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Jesus Christ is EVERYTHING
I ask you again. Jesus asks you again this morning:
Matthew 16:15
Matthew 16:15 CSB
15 “But you,” he asked them, “who do you say that I am?”
Can we join Peter?
Matthew 16:16 CSB
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
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