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Summary: Is our Life in Christ real or a facade? Our Life in Christ will be proven/exposed before others...But what are some proofs of life in Christ? 8 arenas in which life in Christ is proven. Part 2 of a 2-part sermon.

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Proof of Life-II—Luke 8:40-56

Exposing Life

Jesus gave life to a girl.

Life in Christ will be proven/exposed before others.

What are some proofs of life in Christ?

8 arenas in which life in Christ is proven.

5—Life is proven in

PRIVATE EXPERIENCE(:51)

—Explanation:(:51) Savor

“And when He had come to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter & John & James, & the girl’s father & mother.”

?What relation do Peter, John & James have with the girl’s parents & vice versa?

—Argumentation:

Jn. 14:11—“Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves.”

Prov. 9:7-8—“He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, & he will love you.”

—Illustration:

Church Covenant/ ‘Family & secret devotions/PRIVATE EXPERIENCE

—Application:

?PRIVATE EXPERIENCE prove/expose your Life in Christ?

?Your Life Proven/Exposed?

6—Life is proven in

THE LUDICROUS(:52-53)

—Explanation:(:52-53)

:52—“Now they were all weeping & lamenting for her; but He said, “Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep.”

“Asleep”—

:53—“And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died.”

“Laughing at Him”—

“Knowing”—Certain/Convinced

—Argumentation:

1Cor. 1:18, 23-25—“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God....“but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, & to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews & Greeks, Christ the power of God & the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Rom. 1:16—“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first & also to the Greek.”

Rom. 9:32-33—“Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone. As it is written: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone & rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

Lk. 7:22-23—“Jesus answered & said to them, “Go & tell John the things you have seen & heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

—Illustration:

Oikopleura/ ‘Builds’ house—blowws it up like a baloon/So complicated it is LUDICROUS to think such a ’simple’ creature can produce such a complex ’house’

Mummy burial/Elaborate accessories for use in afterlife/LUDICROUS


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