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Port Hueneme church of Christ


The Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. The very heart of Christianity is the resurrection.
    • 2. Many scoffers
    • 3. Sermon on apologetics of resurrection
  • I. CREDIBLE TESTIMONY
    • A. Memory
    • B. Testimony
    • C. Criteria of Testimony
      • 1. Honesty and motive of witnesses
      • 2. Witness ability to know facts
      • 3. Agreement of witnesses
  • II. TESTIMONY AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
    • A. Eye Witnesses
  • III. TESTIMONY ITSELF
    • A. Three Main Parts
      • 1. According to scriptures
      • 2. Third day
      • 3. He appeared
    • B. History of Jesus and climax (Acts 13:29-35)
      • 1. Look at Psalm 2 divided into three parts
        • a. vs 1-6 rulers determined not to have Jesus as king
        • b. "This day" resurrection (Romans 1:4)
        • c. Rulership of Christ (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:31)
  • IV. THIRD DAY
    • A. Facts Admitted Even by Critics
      • 1. He died
      • 2. Buried
      • 3. Tomb empty
      • 4. Disciples preached resurrection
    • B. Skeptics Arguments
      • 1. Swoon theory
      • 2. Wrong tomb
      • 3. Halluciation
    • C. Two Possibilities
      • 1. Jesus raised from dead
      • 2. Body stolen
  • V. LOOK AT ENEMIES ON DAY OF PENTECOST
  • VI. LOOK AT PLANTING AND EXPANSION OF CHURCH
  • Conclusion
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