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Doubting Your Easter Doubts (Luke 24:36-46): A Sermon for Resurrection Sunday 2016

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Doubting Your Easter Doubts (Luke 24:36-46): A Sermon for Resurrection Sunday 2016

On Resurrection Sunday, believers all over the world celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead. It’s the heart of our faith and the foundation of our hope. But two questions immediately emerge: Did the resurrection actually happen? And if so, why does it still matter today? Jesus addresses both of these questions in one of his post-resurrection appearances to the disciples. With great patience and convincing evidence, he demonstrates that he really is back from the grave. He shows them—and us—that: (1) the resurrection is historical, making Christianity intellectually satisfying, and (2) the resurrection is supernatural, making Christianity personally transforming. In short, Jesus helps us doubt our doubts about Easter. He does so with no condemnation or “I told you so’s,” only truth and love. (Twitter Hash Tag: #DoubtYourDoubts)

On Resurrection Sunday, believers all over the world celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead. It’s the heart of our faith and the foundation of our hope. But two questions immediately emerge: Did the resurrection actually happen? And if so, why does it still matter today? Jesus addresses both of these questions in one of his post-resurrection appearances to the disciples. With great patience and convincing evidence, he demonstrates that he really is back from the grave. He shows them—and us—that: (1) the resurrection is historical, making Christianity intellectually satisfying, and (2) the resurrection is supernatural, making Christianity personally transforming. In short, Jesus helps us doubt our doubts about Easter. He does so with no condemnation or “I told you so’s,” only truth and love.

Hash Tag: #DoubtYourDoubts