Summary: This morning I want you to know that there is something so Powerful, so Great that your life, your Outlook, Your Future can all be totally Transformed, or changed.

Living With Resurrection Power

March 31, 2001 Pastor Glenn Newton

John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that

whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

This morning I want you to know that there is something so Powerful, so Great

that your life, your Outlook, Your Future can all be totally Transformed, or changed.

This Transformation that is Available can move you from a place where you feel

trapped, without Hope, To a new place where you can feel true Freedom and Have a

Hope for the Future.

This Transformation is so powerful that it can help you overcome any

circumstance that you are faced with. Did you hear what I just said. REPEAT.

You Can’t Buy it. You don’t get it a box. Your Doctor can’t perscribe it for you.

This Transformation isn’t brought about at the gym, it’s not a makeover, it’s not a

self-help strategy.

This morning, This Easter Morning I want to share with you a simple message that

can Change your Life forever. I want to tell you about the Resurrection Power found in

Knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

I want you to realize that it is more than just Knowing about Jesus and what He

did on that first Easter when He rose from the dead. Do you realize that millions of

people will walk into churches all over the world today, right now, they will hear the

message, many of them Know about Jesus and what He did, and even believe that He is

truely the Son of God, but yet they will walk out of the church building and nothing will

be different.

What I want you to know this morning is that you can experience the Living,

Resurrected God in your life this morning, but only if you will humble yourself and invite

Jesus to come into your life and wash your sins away, and in doing so you will move from

Dead in your Transgressions, to being Alive In Christ. Only then will you know the

Transforming Power of Christ.

This morning I read to you from Scripture the account that has been read for

hundreds of years. There are so called scholars who would try to decieve you by telling

you that the Resurrection never happened. They have all kind of theories they have made

up out of thin air.

Let me tell you this morning that their is more scientific, historical, archeological

evidence that Jesus Christ lived, died on a Cross, and Rose again on the third day, that if

you were to stack up the evidence that we have on any other person in history that they

really lived, the evidence we have on Jesus is unmatched.

Let me say it this way. George Washington, how many of you saw him in person

this week? None of you? How many of you have ever seen George Washington in

person? None of you? Since none of us have ever seen him, how do we know that he

really lived?

We have written history. We have some physical evidence from over 200 years

ago. We have the eye witness accounts of his life recorded. We have oral traditions

passed down through our families.

None of us here this morning would dispute that George Washington lived would


I can tell you with confidence that the evidence that we have that Jesus lived, died

and rose again from the Dead would dwarf the evidence that we have on George


I don’t feel like your probably the kind of crowd that would debate these facts, but

I want you to know that our Christian Faith is not based on some fairy tale, it’s based on a

real person of history, who did exactly what’s in this Bible.

The Resurrection had a world changing effect on those first disciples. Remember

the ones who were locked in their homes, afraid of the Romans, afraid of the Jews,

basically scared out of their minds.

There is only one explaination for the difference we see in the lives of those first

disciples, where they went from hiding in their homes to being a group of men and women

who literally turned the Roman empire upside down because of their testimony and faith.

They didn’t hide anymore, in fact they all gave their lives, spilled their blood for the cause

of their risen Savior.

What was it that so transformed thier lives?

I don’t know about you, but If I saw my friend nailed to a Cross, dead, stabbed in the

heart with a spear, and then in three days I realize that He has risen from the dead, in fact

He comes to my house and shows me his nail scars, and He tells me that He loves me and

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