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Jesus Is…Grave Robber!

April 16, 2017 Pastor: Jim Swaney Series: Jesus Is...

Scripture: Luke 24:5–24:6

Easter Weekend
April 15/16, 2017

“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” Luke 24:5-6 (NLT)

Jesus emerged from the tomb as the Death Conqueror! Jesus sealed the biggest victory in human history: victory over sin and death. And no one was more surprised to see Jesus alive, than his own followers!

5 Historical Facts that both believers and non-believers can agree on:
1) Jesus was killed by crucifixion
2) Jesus’ disciples believed that he arose from the dead and appeared to them
3) The conversion of the church persecutor, Paul
4) The conversion of the skeptic James, Jesus’ half-brother
5) Jesus’ tomb was empty

Today, Jesus offers you a “Trifecta”:
1) Connect with God
2) Connect with others
3) Live your God-given purpose

How to respond to God’s invitation:
1) Turn to God in faith
2) Trust in Jesus as your Forgiver and Leader
3) Express your faith publicly by being baptized into Christ
Next Week: We launch a new message series, “It’s Complicated: Navigating Your Relational World.” How to improve your communication, resolve conflict, and bring a better you into your relationships.


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