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1
Jesus Christ Is Risen!
Youve seen the Passion, lets explore the rest
of the story
Living Water Fellowship
2
This is the day Christians all over the world
celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! If
there is one event in history that is important
to validate, it is His-story ! Jesus lived,
died, and is risen today!
Jesus Christ is Risen!
3
You Can Live a Little Over 40 Days Without Food,
4 Days Without Water, 4 Minutes Without Oxygen
but Without Faith You Will Surely Die.
Faith!
You cant believe in the resurrection without
faith! So what is faith?
4
Do We REALLY Need Faith?
The world in which we live often presents itself
as cold and heartless which in turn leads to a
world of discouraged, depressed, and despairing
people. So YES we need faith! Yet true faith is
in short supply! So, some make faith equal with
hopethey simply are not the same!
5
Some hoped that Jesus was the Messiah
Luke 2413-21 - "Now that same day two of them
were going to a village called Emmaus, about
seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking
with each other about everything that had
happened. As they talked and discussed these
things with each other, Jesus himself came up and
walked along with them but they were kept from
recognizing him.
6
Luke 2413-21 - "He asked them, "What are you
discussing together as you walk along?" They
stood still, their faces downcast. One of them,
named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you only a visitor
to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have
happened there in these days?"
7
Luke 2413-21 "What things?" he asked. "About
Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a
prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and
all the people. The chief priests and our rulers
handed him over to be sentenced to death, and
they crucified him
8
Hope is not Faith!
Luke 2413-21 but we had hoped that he was the
one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is
more, it is the third day since all this took
place."
They hoped but they did not have faith!
9
So what is faith?
  • Heb 111 Now faith is the assurance of things
    hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
  • Webster Greek def The sense of the verb, from
    which that of rope and binding is derived, is to
    strain, to draw, and thus to bind or make fast. A
    rope or cable is that which makes fast.
  • The Hebrew and the Greek suggest a trust or
    belief in a known truth, validated by evidence
    that would lead to a conviction.
  • It is not a blind leap!

10
Belief ProofFaith
  • Heb 111 Now faith (the solid rope that holds
    something together the belief in a known truth)
    is the assurance(concrete foundation) of things
    hoped for, the conviction(evidence, proof) of
    things not seen.
  • Faith in Jesus Christ is valid and
    reasonable! If Christ wasnt resurrected, our
    faith would be worthless because faith is in a
    known truth!

11
Many Pastors have preached that you should be a
Christian by blind faith. Even if Jesus didnt
raise from the dead. The Apostle Paul doesnt
agree
12
Everything rests on the Resurrection!
1 Corinthians 1513-20a - "IF there is no
resurrection of the dead, THEN not even Christ
has been raised. And if Christ has not been
raised, our preaching is useless and so is your
faith.
13
1 Corinthians 1513-20a More than that, we are
then found to be false witnesses about God, for
we have testified about God that he raised Christ
from the dead. But he did not raise him if in
fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are
not raised, then Christ has not been raised
either.
14
1 Corinthians 1513-20a And if Christ has not
been raised, your faith is futile you are still
in your sins. Then those also who have fallen
asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life
we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more
than all men.
15
1 Corinthians 1513-20a But Christ has indeed
been raised from the dead
16
1Co 1516 For if the dead are not raised, not
even Christ has been raised 17 and if Christ
has not been raised, your faith is worthless. So
if faith is based on solid evidence that holds a
truth together, where is the evidence?
Christianity is based on the resurrection. Paul
said I know nothing but Christ Him crucified
and raised!
Im glad you asked!
17
Lets examine the proof discover why we
celebrate the day of our Lords Resurrection,
known today as
  • Daniel, written 500 years before Christ came to
    this earth, prophesied about the timing of His
    arrival!

18
Proof Positive
  • Daniel 9 25 So you are to know and discern that
    from the issuing of the decree to restore and
    rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince comes,
    there will be seven sevens, and sixty-two
    sevens.
  • We know when the decree was given

19
From the issuing of the decree to the Messiah
From the issuing of a decree to rebuild
Jerusalem
Until the Messiah
will be...
7 sevens
and 62 sevens
7 X 7 49
62 X 7 434
49 434 483 years 476 solar years
We know that Daniel said there would be 476 years
20
So when was the decree given?
Nehemiah 21ff In the month of Nisan in the
twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, Neh 27 And I
said to the king, "If it please the king, let
letters be given me for the governors of the
provinces beyond the River, that they may allow
me to pass through until I come to Judah, 8 and
a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's
forest, that he may give me timber to make beams
for the gates of the fortress which is by the
temple, for the wall of the city and for the
house to which I will go." And the king granted
them to me because the good hand of my God was on
me. (The letters were the decree to rebuild,
using the Kings lumber!) When did this take
place?
21
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica
Nehemiah 21ff In the month of Nisan in the
twentieth year of King Artaxerxes
22
465-20444 This is historical fact!
From the issuing of a decree to rebuild
Jerusalem
Until the Messiah
will be... 476 years
7 sevens
and 62 sevens
33 AD
When Jesus rode in on a donkey - the crowd
hailed Him Messiah!
444 BC
23
Was this foretold?
  • Zechariah 99 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of
    Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
    Behold, your king is coming to you He is just
    and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted
    on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a
    donkey.

Joh 1212 On the next day the large crowd who
had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus
was coming to Jerusalem, Joh 1213 took the
branches of the palm trees and went out to meet
Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE
WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King
of Israel." Joh 1214 Jesus, finding a young
donkey, sat on it as it is written, Joh 1215
"FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS
COMING, SEATED ON A DONKEY'S COLT." Joh 1216
These things His disciples did not understand at
the first but when Jesus was glorified, then
they remembered that these things were written of
Him, and that they had done these things to Him.
24
Jesus is the Christ!
  • Lets examine some of the many prophecies Jesus
    fulfilled in His first coming.

25
a Virgin Birth
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 714 Therefore the Lord Himself will
    give you a sign Behold, a virgin will be with
    child and bear a son, and she will call His name
    Immanuel.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 121-23 Joseph, son of David, do not
    be afraid to take Mary as your wife for that
    which has been conceived in her is of the Holy
    Spirit. 21 And she will bear a Son and you
    shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will
    save His people from their sins. 22 Now all this
    took place that what was spoken by the Lord
    through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
    23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and
    shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name
    Immanuel, which translated means, God with us.
    And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the
    angel of the Lord commanded him, and took her as
    his wife, 25 and kept her a virgin until she gave
    birth to a Son

26
Born in Bethlehem
  • Forth-Telling
  • Micah 52 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From
    you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in
    Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From
    the days of eternity.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Luke 24-6 Joseph also went up from Galilee,
    from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city
    of David which is called Bethlehem, because he
    was of the house and family of David,in order to
    register along with Mary, who was engaged to him,
    and was with child.while they were there, the
    days were completed for her to give birth.

27
Unto us a child
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 96-9 For a child will be born to us, a
    son will be given to us And the government will
    rest on His shoulders And His name will be
    called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal
    Father, Prince of Peace.7 There will be no end to
    the increase of His government or of peace, On
    the throne of David and over his kingdom, To
    establish it and to uphold it with justice and
    righteousness From then on and forevermore.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Luke 132,33 And behold, you will conceive in
    your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him
    Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called
    the Son of the Most High and the Lord God will
    give Him the throne of His father David 33 and
    He will reign over the house of Jacob forever
    and His kingdom will have no end.

28
A ministry of miracles
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 355 Then the eyes of the blind will be
    opened, And the ears of the deaf will be
    unstopped. 6 Then the lame will leap like a deer,
    And the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 114-6 And Jesus answered and said to
    them, Go and report to John what you hear and
    see 5 the blind receive sight and the lame
    walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear,
    and the dead are raised up,

29
Betrayed by a friend
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 419 Even my close friend, in whom I
    trusted,Who ate my bread,Has lifted up his heel
    against me.
  • Psalm 5512, For it is not an enemy who
    reproaches me, Then I could bear it Nor is it
    one who hates me who has exalted himself against
    me, Then I could hide myself from him. 13 But it
    is you, a man my equal, My companion and my
    familiar friend.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • John 1318 that the Scripture may be fulfilled,
    He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel
    against Me. 21 He became troubled in spirit,
    and testified, and said, Truly, truly, I say to
    you, that one of you will betray Me.

30
Silent before his accusers
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 537 He was oppressed and He was
    afflicted,Yet He did not open His mouthLike a
    lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep
    that is silent before its shearers, So He did not
    open His mouth.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2712-14 And while He was being accused
    by the chief priests and elders, He made no
    answer. 13 Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not
    hear how many things they testify against You?
    14 And He did not answer him with regard to even
    a single charge, so that the governor was quite
    amazed.

31
The Passion
Did all of this really happen to Jesus? Lets see
what the Bible has to say
32
Spat upon
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 506 I gave My back to those who strike
    Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the
    beard I did not cover My face from humiliation
    and spitting.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matt. 2730 And they spat on Him, and took the
    reed and began to beat Him on the head.
  • And they plucked out His beard.

33
mocked
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 227,8 All who see me sneer at me They
    separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
    8 Commit yourself to the Lord let Him deliver
    him Let Him rescue him, because He delights in
    him.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matt. 2731 And after they had mocked Him, they
    took His robe off and put His garments on Him,
    and led Him away to crucify Him.
  • Matthew 2739 And those passing by were hurling
    abuse at Him, wagging their heads,

34
scourged
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 535 But He was pierced through for our
    transgressions, He was crushed for our
    iniquities The chastening for our well-being
    fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are
    healed.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2726 but after having Jesus
    scourged, he delivered Him to be crucified.
  • 1Pe 224 and He Himself bore our sins in His
    body on the cross, so that we might die to sin
    and live to righteousness for by His wounds you
    were healed.

35
Pierced his hands and feet
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 2216 They pierced my hands and my feet.
  • Zechariah 1210 so that they will look on Me
    whom they have pierced
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • John 1918 There they crucified Him
  • Acts 223 this Man, delivered over by the
    predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you
    nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and
    put Him to death.

36
Yet, no bones were broke
  • Forth-Telling
  • The Passover in Exodus 1246 nor are you to
    break any bone of it.
  • Psalm 3420 He keeps all his bones Not one of
    them is broken
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • John 1933-35 but coming to Jesus, when they
    saw that He was already dead, they did not break
    His legs 34 but one of the soldiers pierced His
    side with a spear, and immediately there came out
    blood and water. 35 And he who has seen has borne
    witness, and his witness is true and he knows
    that he is telling the truth, so that you also
    may believe. 36 For these things came to pass,
    that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Not a
    bone of Him shall be broken.

37
Given vinegar to drink
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 6921 They also gave me gall for my
    food,And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to
    drink.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2734 they gave Him vinegar to drink
    mingled with gall and after tasting it, He was
    unwilling to drink.

38
Counted a transgressor
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 5312 Because He poured out Himself to
    death, And was numbered with the transgressors
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2738 At that time two robbers were
    crucified with Him, one on the right and one on
    the left.

39
Prayed for his persecutors
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 5312 Therefore, I will allot Him a
    portion with the great, And He will divide the
    booty with the strong Because He poured out
    Himself to death, And was numbered with the
    transgressorsYet He Himself bore the sin of
    many, And interceded for the transgressors.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Luke 2334 But Jesus was saying, Father,
    forgive them for they do not know what they are
    doing.

40
Divided lots for his garments
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 5312 They divide my garments among
    them, And for my clothing they cast lots.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • John 1923-25 The soldiers therefore, when they
    had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and
    made four parts, a part to every soldier and also
    the tunic now the tunic was seamless, woven in
    one piece. 24 They said therefore to one another,
    Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to
    decide whose it shall be that the Scripture
    might be fulfilled, They divided My outer
    garments among them, and for My clothing they
    cast lots. 25 Therefore the soldiers did these
    things.

41
A darkness over the land
  • Forth-Telling
  • Amos 89 And it will come about in that day,
    declares the Lord God, That I shall make the sun
    go down at noon And make the earth dark in broad
    daylight.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2745 Now from the sixth hour darkness
    fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.

42
Forsaken by the Father
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 221 My God, my God, why hast Thou
    forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the
    words of my groaning.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Luke 2346 And about the ninth hour Jesus
    cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli,
    lama sabachthani? that is, My God, My God, why
    hast Thou forsaken Me?

43
With a Rich man at death
  • Forth-Telling
  • Isaiah 539 His grave was assigned with wicked
    men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Matthew 2757-60 And when it was evening, there
    came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who
    himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58
    This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of
    Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given over to
    him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it
    in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his own
    new tomb,

44
He would not see decay
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 1610 For Thou wilt not abandon my soul
    to Sheol Neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One to
    undergo decay.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Acts 231,32 he looked ahead and spoke of the
    resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither
    abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer
    decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up again, to
    which we are all witnesses.

45
  • Peter Jennings did a special on Jesus and Paul.
    One of the Jesus Seminar scholars said that it
    was not the practice for them to bury those
    crucified the same day.
  • Deut. 2122 "If a man has committed a sin worthy
    of death and he is put to death, and you hang him
    on a tree, 23 his corpse shall not hang all
    night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him
    on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed
    of God), so that you do not defile your land
    which the LORD your God gives you as an
    inheritance.

46
  • Joh 1931 Then the Jews, because it was the day
    of preparation, so that the bodies would not
    remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that
    Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their
    legs might be broken, and that they might be
    taken away.
  • Joh 1932 So the soldiers came, and broke the
    legs of the first man and of the other who was
    crucified with Him
  • Joh 1933 but coming to Jesus, when they saw
    that He was already dead, they did not break His
    legs.
  • Joh 1934 But one of the soldiers pierced His
    side with a spear, and immediately blood and
    water came out.

47
Ascended ..
  • Forth-Telling
  • Psalm 6818 Thou hast ascended on high,
  • Psalm 1101 The Lord says to my Lord Sit at
    My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies a
    footstool for Thy feet.
  • Fulfillment in Christ
  • Acts 19 He was lifted up while they were
    looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their
    sight.
  • Hebrews 13 When He had made purification of
    sins, He sat down at the right hand of the
    Majesty on high

48
External Evidence
  • Other confirmations outside of the Bible
  • Is the Bible True? U.S. News World Report,
    October 25, 1999
  • Mary Joseph travel to hometown for census?
  • Recently discovered Roman Empire-wide census was
    held every 14 years
  • Pool of Bethesda with 5 pillars? (John Chapter 5)
  • Archaeologists recently discovered this pool
  • Crucifixion? No skeletal remains found
  • But in 1968, found a tomb with remains of a 24-28
    year old man nailed to the cross, with leg broken

49
Archaeology validates -Lukes record of the
Census -Crucifixion as described in the
Gospel -And many other facts recorded in
scripture!
As we discover more from archeology, we find the
Story of Jesus solidified by the facts!
50
What historians are saying
  • On the Crucifixion, Harvey writes "It would be
    no exaggeration to say that this event is better
    attested, and supported by a more impressive
    array of evidence, than any other event of
    comparable importance of which we have knowledge
    from the ancient world." Harv.JesC, 11 Dunn
    Dunn.EvJ, 29

51
Harvey goes on to say
  • within thirty years there had evolved such a
    coherent and consistent complex of traditions
    such as we have in the sources of the Gospels
    that it is established historical fact. It
    involves too many complex and speculative
    hypotheses, in contrast to the much simpler
    explanation that there was a Jesus who said and
    did more or less what the first three Gospels
    attribute to him.

52
Writings outside of the Bible
  • Josephus, Jewish historian
  • "at this time there was a wise man who was called
    Jesus. And his conduct was good, and (he) was
    known to be virtuous. And many people from among
    the Jews and the other nations became his
    disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified
    and to die. And those who had become his
    disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They
    reported that he appeared to them three days
    after his crucifixion and that He was alive
    accordingly, he was perhaps the messiah
    concerning whom the prophets have recounted
    wonders."
    (Antiquities XVIII, 33)

53
Josephus goes on to say
  • Antiquities 20.9.1But the younger Ananus who, as
    we said, received the high priesthood, was of a
    bold disposition and exceptionally daring he
    followed the party of the Sadducees, who are
    severe in judgment above all the Jews, as we have
    already shown. As therefore Ananus was of such a
    disposition, he thought he had now a good
    opportunity, as Festus was now dead, and Albinus
    was still on the road so he assembled a council
    of judges, and brought before it the brother of
    Jesus the so-called Christ, whose name was James,
    together with some others, and having accused
    them as law-breakers, he delivered them over to
    be stoned.

54
Josephus further states
  • Antiquities 18.3.3 Now there was about this time
    Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a
    man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a
    teacher of such men as receive the truth with
    pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the
    Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was the
    Christ, and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the
    principal men among us, had condemned him to the
    cross, those that loved him at the first did not
    forsake him for he appeared to them alive again
    the third day as the divine prophets had
    foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful
    things concerning him. And the tribe of
    Christians so named from him are not extinct at
    this day.

55
The Proof
  • Josephus is a respected Jewish historian. He was
    not a Christian and always recorded provable
    historical facts not myths or stories.
  • The afore mentioned quotes are in every copy we
    have of his works. If Josephus did not write
    this, the Jews would have produced a manuscript
    that was earlier than the ones we have that
    contained the original language. We must
    conclude these are authentic and reliable.

56
More non-Christian historians
  • Tacitus, Roman historian
  • In documenting Neros persecution of the
    Christians in 64 AD mentions Pontius Pilate as
    the one who handed the extreme penalty upon
    Jesus
  • Phlegon, Greek historian
  • In the 4th year of the 202nd Olympiad 33 AD
    there was the greatest eclipse of the sunit
    became night in the sixth hour of the day noon
    so that stars even appeared in the heavens.
    There was a great earthquake in Bithynia and many
    things were overturned in Nicaea.

57
What about the sun growing dark?
  • Luk 2342 And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me
    when You come in Your kingdom!"
  • Luk 2343 And He said to him, "Truly I say to
    you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
  • Luk 2344 It was now about the sixth hour, and
    darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth
    hour,
  • Luk 2345 because the sun was obscured and the
    veil of the temple was torn in two.

58
A Roman Proconsul
  • He wrote a letter to the emperor about killing
    Christians.
  • He stated that under torture, they would not
    deny this Jesus who was crucified under Pontious
    and reportedly raised from the dead. They worship
    this man Jesus, called the Christ.

59
More proof
  • Tacitus Nero from the infamy of being believed
    to have ordered the conflagration, the fire of
    Rome. Hence to suppress the rumor, he falsely
    charged with the guilt, and punished Christians,
    who were hated for their enormities. Christ-us,
    the founder of the name, was put to death by
    Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign
    of Tiberius

60
Tacitus confirms the following
  • He regards "Christus" as the founder of the
    movement. This mitigates against ideas that Paul
    or some other person was the ideological head of
    Christianity.
  • He confirms the execution of Jesus under Pilate,
    during the reign of Tiberius.
  • He indicates that Jesus' death "checked"
    Christianity for a time. This would hint at the
    probability that Christianity was recognized to
    have had some status as a movement (albeit not
    under the name "Christianity") prior to the death
    of Jesus.
  • He identifies Judaea as the "source" of the
    movement. This mitigates against ideas that
    Christianity was designed piecemeal from pagan
    religious ideas.
  • He indicates that Christians in Rome in the
    mid-60s A.D. were dying for their faith.

61
Resurrection appearances
  • Merely hallucinations?
  • Many different occasions
  • 500 people at the same time
  • Because they so much wanted to see Jesus?
  • But they didnt expect Him to come back
  • Paul saw Him later on the road to Damascus!
  • Thomas doubted until he touched Jesus wounds!

62
Doubting Thomas
  • Joh 2024 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called
    Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25
    So the other disciples were saying to him, "We
    have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless
    I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and
    put my finger into the place of the nails, and
    put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
    26 After eight days His disciples were again
    inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the
    doors having been shut, and stood in their midst
    and said, "Peace be with you." 27 Then He said
    to Thomas, "Reach here with your finger, and see
    My hands and reach here your hand and put it
    into My side and do not be unbelieving, but
    believing."
  • Joh 2028 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My
    Lord and my God!"

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Lasting impact of resurrection
  • Dramatic transformation of the disciples
  • 10 of the remaining 11 disciples were martyred, 6
    were crucified
  • Because now unafraid of death
  • Not a single disciple denied it
  • In fact, all writings confirm the resurrection
    miracles of Jesus!
  • Easter celebrated as the biggest day of the
    Christian calendar
  • Jesus life and death and resurrection are
    documented historic facts!

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The Bibles version of Christianity is not about
a religion but a relationship!
John 112 "Yet to all who received him, to those
who believed in his name, he gave the right to
become children of God."
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Knowing Jesus is everything!
  • On judgment day, it wont matter how good you
    were.
  • The only thing that will matter is did you make
    Jesus Lord and Savior of your life!
  • If youve done that you know Him, and He knows
    you!

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What will you do with Jesus?
Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the
Life. No man comes to the Father but through Me.
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Remember
  • Its not Happy Easter We should say Happy
    Resurrection Day!
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