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Is Jesus The Son Of God?

This one of the sermons that was preached in the series we recently had-“Questions You Finally Have To Answer”

John 18:28-19:9- Jesus’ conversation with Pilate about who He is

*The Facts
•Jesus was an actual person, who lived and died in the 1st century A.D. in Palestine
•Very soon after His death, His followers taught that He was the Messiah, that He died for mankind’s sins, was the Son of God
Matthew 16:13-17-Peter’s confession
Acts 10:36-40, 1 Cor. 15:3-8-“Christ died for our sins, seen by 500 people, by me”
1 John 4:9-10-“God sent Son into world, He loved us”
•The Movement started in Judea and radiated outwards
•Grew significantly
•Early followers paid a severe price for belief

*The Possible Explanation
•Jesus was a fraud-His followers constructed a myth that He was the Son of God
Fraud-no scandals connected with Him; what would be His motive? Unbelievers even refuse to speak ill of Him
Myth-not enough time and distance-teaching occurred right after His death and at the same place to people who knew Him
Acts 2:22-24-7 weeks after Jesus’ death vs 32-38
Josephus-Antiquities (96 A.D.)-“Jesus, Pilate condemned Him to the cross, those that loved Him did not forsake Him, Christians today”
Pliny the Magistrate to Emperor Trajan (ruled from 98-116 A.D.)-Letter about how to judge Christians-“singing to Christ as God”
•30 years after Jesus died Romans, Mark, 1 Cor. written
Gospel of Thomas written 100-200 years after His death
•Why would followers do this? Not safe until 4th century

Son of God
•Earliest records attest to it (NT)-1000’s of manuscripts
All 4 Gospels are harmonious, but individual
•Public miracles
Mohammad received his message in a cave, alone; Joseph Smith in the woods alone
•Resurrection-no one could produce the body-no explanation
•Eyewitnesses
•Prophesies-100’s of years before His birth

*Summary-Evidence we have–
Abundant, contrary is weak-more theory than documents, have you investigated?
John 3:16-showed mercy but yet be just. 6:66-69-“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

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Things That Show Me A God Exists

Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and true and unscripted.

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Go leave some comment props for the five minuter who linked up before you.

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

Today’s prompt is:…if you met me.  Again, I am not going to do the prompt because I had something else I was thinking about doing.  I wanted to see how many things I could think of that show me that there is a God.  So, here goes…

Day and night always comes as it should, the seasons come as they should every time, when one of my kids was little, every time I sat down to eat, she would start crying (there had to be somebody up there laughing), the fact that I can feel pain because if I couldn’t, I might not know something is wrong, the fact that our bodies work for us in that whenever something goes wrong with the body, the first thing it does is try to fix the problem, the fact that we are close enough and far enough away from the sun that we don’t freeze or burn up, when my daughter was three years old, she was hit by a car and only had two layers of 12 stitches, the fact that doctors can’t make a human eye that can see, the fact that everyone is so different but we can go to college, learn, build things, fix things, and carry on conversations, childbirth, the fact that the animals know what to do to survive, without having to be told, the fact that three things go on in the mind when we laugh.

Stop.  OK, that’s my 5 minute friday for this Friday.  Sorry it is posted so late-I’ve had quite a problem with a headache today.

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