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Summary: Why we struggle with our Faith.

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Pastor Curtis Mathis

Friendship Baptist Church

April 12, 2015

Series: The People Who Crossed Jesus’ Path...

Title: Those who wouldn’t believe!

Text: Luke 24:11 (NIV)

Luke 24:11 (NIV)

11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

Introduction:

Have you ever found yourself “doubting” your salvation, or wondered if heaven is real, have you wondered if Jesus really rose from the grave, have you doubted Gods existence? Well guess what you’re not alone!

Luke 24:11 (NIV)

11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

I. The 11 Disciples

Here is a group of men that has traveled with Jesus for around three years, they have traveled with Him, they were taught by Him, they witnessed the miracles he performed and yet despite all the reasons they had TO believe… “But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.”

Let us look at their unbelief…

1. Matthew 28:16-17 (NIV)

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

2. Mark 16:9-14 (NIV)

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. 12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either. 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

3. Luke 24:1-12 (NIV)

24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.


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