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There are 4 major theories advanced to attempt to disprove the resurrection.

  1. The followers went to the wrong tomb.
  2. The disciples stole the body. Matt 28:11-15
  3. The swoon theory, that Jesus woke up and went on His own power.
  4. The hallucination theory: the disciples hallucinated and though they saw Jesus.

 

10 reasons we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus.

  1. No body was produced; the tomb was empty.
  2. The dramatic change in the disciples, from fearful to bold.
  3. The grave clothes left in the tomb. John 20:3-8
  4. Jesus was seen at least ten times and by over 500 people at once.
  5. The Resurrection was preached shortly after Jesus’ Resurrection.
  6. The existence of the church today.
  7. The change of the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.
  8. The change of the calendar, from BC to AD.
  9. People have experienced Christ’s life changing power for almost 2000 years.
  10. Women were the first to report the empty tomb.

 

The Resurrection of Jesus says a number of things to us.

  1. We are not hopeless.
  2. Christ’s death for our sins was a sufficient price for our sins. Our sins are forgiven.
  3. God is a God of 2nd, 3rd, and more chances.
  4. Jesus is Lord of life and death.
  5. I do not have to fear death.
  6. I have a Savior who has faced all I have faced or will face and has conquered it all.
  7. My losses can be gains.
  8. Jesus gives me real love.
  9. Jesus gives us life abundantly John 10:10
  10. All the promises of God are yes in Christ. 2 COr 1:20