Science Discovers God

Is Jesus, God?

Resurrection Chronology

Jesus died: John 19:28-34

Empty tomb: John 20

Reaction of Jewish officials: Mt 28:2-4 & 28:11-15

Jesus appears after His resurrection: 1 Cor 15:3-8

Explosion of Christian church: Acts 2:32 (3,000 added)

Conversion of Paul the persecutor (Acts 9)…and James.

Disciples willing to die brutal deaths: Acts 12:2

Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?

3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me.

Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve.

6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8

What makes this passage so significant?

Jesus Resurrection… Overwhelming Evidence.

The evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is so solid that if it were taken to a court of law today, the judge and jury would be forced to admit it’s true…based on the indisputable facts:

• The tomb was (and still is) empty.

Early resurrection testimony: 540+ eyewitnesses to Jesus.

Enemy testimony: Roman guards, James & Saul.

• Multiple, independent, eyewitness sources (8-9).

• Extra-biblical references (10 ancient sources*).

• Early church explosion (no other explanation).

• Transformed lives of disciples + conversion of Paul & James.

• 456 prophecies fulfilled perfectly: Jesus’ birth, death & resurrection.

• Disciples died brutally because they knew Jesus’ resurrection was true.

* Note: The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful of all time, yet the emperor during the time that Jesus lived is mentioned in only 8 sources. Jesus? 10. His existence and accomplishments are historical facts that can’t be denied.