Summary: This clear sermon outline can help you prepare a fine apologetically fit message on the resurection of Jesus Christ and the claims of the Gospel.
No Cleverly Invented Stories
(Resurrection Sunday: April 4, 1999)
Pastor Eric J. Hanson
The Gospel of Jesus Christ rests upon a firm foundation of eyewitness accounts of His resurrection and ascension. There are no cleverly invented stories either. These witnesses paid a huge price of imprisonment, rejection, and martyrdom for standing up for the truth that Jesus Christ is the risen Lord and only savior of mankind!
John 20: 1-2, 10-18.)
D. That night, the disciples in the locked room. (John 20:19-29)
II. Other Times
A. The Eleven at the mountain. (Matt. 28: 16-20)
C. The disciples fishing (John 21:1-14)
III. Later Recollections
A. Luke’s Synopsis. (Acts 1:3-8)
B. Peter’s Proclamations (Acts 2:29-36, 3:14-15, 4: 10-12, 5:30-32)
C. Stephen’s Vision (Acts 7:54-60)
D. Saul’s Conversion, Ananias’ Vision (Acts 9:1-19)
E. Paul’s testimony. (I Cor. 15:1-8)
IV. Ascension Accounts
1. We have a unique faith, based on the resurrection and ascension.
2. We have a rational faith, based on reliable testimony and verifiable history.
3. We have a unique salvation, based on God’s, holiness, love, and grace.
a. No working your way up (Mormons levels, J.W. works salvation, classic modernism’s divine scales).
b. All have sinned. (Romans 3:10 & 23)
c. All can be saved (Romans 10:9-11)