Monday, April 5, 2010

The joy of the cross

I just want to share a couple of sermons that my father has preached concerning the resurrection of Christ.

The joy of the cross
Hebrews 12:1-2

Christ went to the cross with...
1.) The joy of glorifying God the father
2.) The joy of finishing the greatest work in the history of humanity
3.) The joy of saving us

Why I believe the apostles concerning the resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, John 20:25

1.) I believe what the apostles say concerning the resurrection of Christ because they were eye witnesses.
2.)" " because of the many infallible proofs that we find in the scriptures
a) The appearance of Christ
b) The empty tomb
c) The change in the disciples
d) The change in worship
e) The advancement of the church
3.)" " because these men were willing to give their lives for believing in the resurrection of Christ
Matthew=Was made a martyr in Ethiopia, By the sword
Mark=Killed in Alexandria, Egypt, dragged by horses around the city till he died
Luke=Hanged in Greece
John=boiled alive in a cauldron of oil in Rome. He was the only Apostle that died of old age
Peter=Crucified upside down on a cross in the form of an X
Bartholomew=Whipped till he died in Asia
Thomas=Pierced through in India
Judas=A brother of Jesus, shot with arrows
Barnabas=Stoned in Salonika
Paul=Tortured and finally decapitated be Nero
All these apostles gave their lives for preaching
"We have seen the Lord!"

Rejoice for He is Risen!!!

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