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Mar 27, 2016 | Rev. Dr. K. Rick Baker

Easter: Proves God Really Means and Does What He Says

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“It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:10,12)

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5)

The question of human destiny

If your destiny can be living and not dying, resurrection and not reincarnation, then based on what he told you, what do you need to do to prepare to meet God?

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (Jesus, Jn. 11:25,26)

What are you discussing together as you walk along? (Luke 24:17)

The question of divine/human community

Are you unable to realize all the joy you should be experiencing because you don’t believe all of the Scriptures (24:25)?

“Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:30-31)

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:3,4,7)

“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?” (Luke 24:38)

The question of human purpose.

If you know that Jesus is really alive and are still anxious and doubting, is it because you don’t really understand the Scriptures?

“This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem. YOU ARE WITNESSES OF THESE THINGS.” (Luke 24:46-48)

“I am going to send what my Father has promised.” (Luke 24:49; Jn. 14:16)

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”(Acts 1:8)

Christ Jesus is alive; what about you?