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The Death & Resurrection (Easter)

men have always tried to cover this story up ~rewrite what actually happened, but their attempts have been in vain. Some even suggest the 12 disciples conjured up a lie about Jesus rising BACK to life. BUT Consider this: the final fates of these Disciples of Jesus as told by Biblical and traditional accounts.. Simon (Peter) – fisherman: likely crucified during the reign of Nero and…

 


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~speaking notes~
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Genesis 12:1-5
  • the conditions are ready and God’s plan of redemption begins with Abraham
  • “I will make you into a great nation and bless you, all nations on earth will be blessed through you”
  • Abraham – 75 years old, no children, wife Sarai is barren
  • 10 years later, still no son
  • Sarai gives her servant Hagar to Abraham to sleep with, he does, and she becomes pregnant with Ishmael… they tried to do God’s work for him, but this was not the promised child, he was sent away but not forgotten about
  • 15 years after that, 25 years after the promise, Sarah conceives in her old age and gives birth to Isaac
  • some time later, God calls Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering for Him, the only son and heir to the promise
  • Abraham was prepared to obey God.. he left his servants and traveled alone with his son to the altar, his son asked where the lamb was for sacrifice.. all Abraham could say, “God will provide.”
  • When they came to the place, Abraham lifted his knife to sacrifice his only son Isaac when just then an angel of God appeared and stopped him and provided a ram to sacrifice in Isaac’s place
  • This was God’s picture of what was to come…

 

Jesus Film – played on the plains of Africa..

 

Matthew 27:35 – 28:15

– men have always tried to cover this story us – rewrite what actually happened – but their attempts have been in vain

– some even suggest the 12 disciples conjured up a lie about Jesus rising to life

 

Consider this: the final fates of the Apostles as told by Biblical and traditional accounts –

  • Simon (Peter) – fisherman: likely crucified during the reign of Nero and tradition states upside-down at his request because he didn’t feel worthy to die as Christ did
  • Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother – fisherman: crucified at Patras in Achaia (southern Greece)
  • James, son of Zebedee – fisherman: during the persecution of Herod Agrippa 1, AD44, he was beheaded
  • John, brother of James son of Zebedee – fisherman: banished to the Island of Patmos where he received the vision to write the book of Revelation, freed some time later and died a natural death in Ephesus
  • Philip: preached Gospel in Phrygia (Turkey) and was martyred there
  • Bartholomew (Nathanael): flayed/skinned alive and beheaded in India
  • Thomas: speared to death near Madras on the east coast
  • Matthew – tax collector: martyrdom in Ethiopia or Persia
  • James, son of Alphaeus: martyrdom in Egypt
  • Simon the Zealot: hacked to death in Persia
  • Jude (Thaddaeus): join Simon the Zealot and killed in Persia
  • Matthias (to replace Judas Iscariot): martyred in Ethiopia
  • Paul (Saul the ‘Christian-killer’): killed in Rome, possibly beheaded

 

If this was all a cleaver rouse, a deception, at least one of these men would have cracked to save their life

But they were bold! Really? Peter??

How did these men go from cowardly and timid at times to fully sold-out and ready to give their lives?

I would submit to you that they experienced the risen Jesus Christ, and when you experience the Christ, you are never the same

 

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