Why we can believe in the Resurrection and what difference does it make (1Peter 1:3-7)

Why we can believe in the Resurrection and what difference does it make (1Peter 1:3-7)

Sermon Outline

  1. “The resurrection of Jesus Christ and Christianity stand or fall together.” – Josh (1Cor 15:13-17)
  2. A Few reasons why you ought to believe in the resurrection:
    1. Historical proof
      1. Is the Bible reliable? Manuscript Quantity and Quality
      2. Death occurred (Jn 19:32-34)
      3. There was an empty tomb (Mt 28:11-15)
      4. Eyewitness Accounts (1Cor 15:3-8)
    2. Psychological proof
      1. You don’t have mass hallucinations!
      2. Lives were transformed
      3. At every step of the way there was doubt, but that doubt turned to belief when Jesus showed up.
      4. The first eyewitnesses were women!
  3. What difference does it make? (1Peter 1:3-7)
    1. Hope of Mercy (Mk 2:17)
    2. Hope of New Life (Jn 3)
    3. Hope of an Inheritance (1Pet 1:3, 13, 3:22, 5:4, 5:10, 1Th 4:17, 1Cor 6:3, Rev 3:12)
  4. What do we do about it?
    1. Come to Christ
    2. Serve Christ
      1. Telling people
      2. Letting our lives be changed
  5. Conclusion

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