WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES EASTER MAKE? – Sermon Notes April 16, 2017

Text: 1 Corinthians 15


  1.  The Resurrection shows us that our faith is anchored to truth.    1 Corinthians 2

      2.  Sin Can Be Forgiven 

     Major evidences for the resurrection.

  1. Jesus died.
  2. He was in the tomb for at least 2 days .
  3. On the third day after the crucifixion, the tomb was empty even though it had been under guard and sealed by the Romans.
  4. The stone, which would have taken several men to move was rolled back.
  1. The body was never found.
  2. There was a remarkable change in the disciples.
  3. After all these years there has still not been a shred of evidence that the resurrection did not take place.

      8. The disciples all chose to die a martyr’s death rather than deny the resurrection

  1. Lots of people saw Jesus alive.

3.  Death is not the End .

John 14:1-3

Practical Takeaways 

  • We should embrace the One who was raised from the dead.
  • We need to use this truth to encourage us when we feel beaten up and defeated.
  • We should aim in the direction of Heaven.