"He is Risen Indeed"

Dr. Zacharias opened with a story about a debate between a certain man (name I can't recall) and Richard Dawkins--at one point the man asked Dawkin's the whole title of Darwin's Orgin of the Speices. Mr. Dawin's couldn't remember it and swore using the Lord's name. This is what Dr. Zacharias had to say about it (more or less): The ultimate evidence of God's sovereignty is when a man who claims he doesn't believe in God calls on Him to help him remember the title of the book which claims he does not exist.
Acts 17:24-31: “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’  Therefore, since we are the
offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or
silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

I Corinthians 15:3-8: For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then
last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
Point 1: People Deny the Resurrection Because it is Abnormal. "Normal" doesn't mean anything, the supernatural does exist. Used the fact that scientific facts to not match evolution as an example.

Point 2: God is the Redeemer of Human Existance. Man can try all he likes, but he is incapable of moving his own soul without God's quickening. Our society does not really understand evil. It trivilizes evil, which trivilizes the new birth, which in turn trivilizes the Redeemer.

Point 3: God is Our Ultimate Hope in Human Existance. There are twelve evidences as to the reality of the resurrection. 1: The disciples eyewitness experience--they saw Jesus, they touched Him. 2: The early proclamation of the resurrection. 3: [um...this is illegible!] 4: The empty tomb. 5: The proclamation in Jerusalem. 6: There is no contrary evidence. 7: The existance of the Church. 8: Sunday worship. 9: The conversion of James. 10: The conversion of Paul. 11: The women were the first to know (the last place that culture would have turned for evidence). 12: The physical resurrection over the 'spiritual' resurrection because you can't argue with a spiritual resurrection.

You are a soul, you have a body.
 


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