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January 19, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all my numbers join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina 750. Look at verse 12 now if Christ reached that he rose from the dead house say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead, but if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching, then, is our preaching vein and your faith is also vein EA and we are found false witnesses of God because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ, whom he raised, not up. If so be that the dead rise not for if the dead rise not that is not Christ raised that if Christ be not raised, your faith is vein ER yet in your sin. That's where we would be folks by the way, we would still be in our sins. Those of us that have our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. What we call salvation. Verse 19 verse 18. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable, but now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept for since by man or Adam came death, by man came also meeting Christ, the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But every man in his own order. This is the order Christ, the firstfruits, afterward, they that are Christ at his coming. This is the gospel that Jesus came he died on the cross for our sins. And he rose again the third day and he is preparing a place for us in heaven right now you know it's exciting to think Easter Sunday morning here we are praising him talking about the fact that he rose from the dead, and even right now he's preparing a place for us.
He is busy under construction today preparing for when we meet him on the second, are you excited about that. I want to know before we pray this morning if there were no resurrection verse 14 teaches us that the Bible would be of no eternal use. It would be vein if there were no resurrection of this church would be a waste of property and it would be a waste of your time to ever even step foot in this building.
If there were no resurrection any biblical preaching would be false.
You hear that anything preached out of this Bible from this Bible would be false if there were no resurrection. If there are no resurrection when Jesus died, it would have just been another day if there were no resurrection when Jesus died, he would've just been another man, and it would've just been another death, and it would've just been another tragedy. If there had been no resurrection. None of our sins past is or future. According to verse 17 would be forgiven or will be forgiven means we have no hope of our sins ever be for being forgiven.
In verse 17 and verse 18. If there were no resurrection, we would have no choice but hell for eternity.
We would have no hope. The Bible says verse 19 teaches, if there were no resurrection, we would have no hope for our future, we would have nothing but hell to look forward to different look at me, even if Jesus died on the cross for our sins, like he did. If he had not resurrected from the dead, we would still be on our way to hell and there would be no alternative.
Is it really that important. Yes, it is. We would like to try to explain why this morning. Let's pray Lord we love you. I pray Lord that you help us and as we tried to explain some things Florida. I know this isn't necessarily some of the most exciting material, but I want our people to leave this building knowing why we celebrate your resurrection. On Sundays, and why we have church on Sunday and why Easter so important what it means to us who put our faith and trust in you Lord I pray that you help us in Jesus name, amen. Now want to do me a favor this morning before we even get into.
Quickly the outline this morning that we want to share with you.
I want you to turn if you will to John chapter 20 and I want to explain why we have Easter Sunday and why it is that we have church on Sunday and why this is important to us.
We just simply some people. They just kind of believe what they're told in and they know that what we practice. But I want you to know this morning if there's ever a Sunday that we need to explain this is Easter Sunday and so I want you to understand kind of why we do what we do and why this is important us and you know people say what support to be in church.
Why is it important to be a church. Why should I be in God's house on Sunday while want you to understand this. Look at John chapter 20 if you will, and I want you to notice verse one. Now what happened here is that Jesus had died on the cross he been put in the gravy had been in the grave, and now this takes place three days later.
Notice verse one the first day of the week, the Mary Magdalena early when it was yet dark unto the sepulcher and see if the stone taken away from the sepulcher. Notice in verse one, the first day of the week. Okay now look at verse 18.
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord on the first day of the week and that he had spoken these things under her.
Then, the same day that first day of the week at evening, being the first day of the week. Verse 19 when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said unto them, peace be unto you, and when he had so said he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord then said Jesus to them again, peace be unto you as my father had sent me, even so send I you.
Now you have no idea what just took place there, but everything changed when they saw Jesus because it means a totally new way of life. It literally meant leaving the law and entering into grace. Why do we have church. Why do we have church on a Sunday. Why do we worship on Sunday and all these things.
The first day of the week is when he resurrected when Mary saw him when he first met with the disciples. Now listen to me Saturday is the Sabbath that don't get this confused Saturday is the Sabbath and under the law. We were supposed to remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. Why that is important because under the Sabbath law it. We work six days and after the end of those six days we worked and then our reward was the fact that we rest on the Sabbath and then we worship on the Sabbath and we remember that to keep it holy because it's a way of saying you know. Thank you for all the work that I've been able to do this week. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. Thank you for providing my needs and different things, but after Jesus rose from the dead, listen to me.
Saturday is the Sabbath. Sunday is not the Sabbath Sabbath means seventh. You know that the seventh day is Saturday. That is the last day of the week and we are weeks have seven days Sunday. Always has, always will be the first day of the week. Saturday is the seventh and that Sunday which is the eighth day so if we have Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday is the seventh Sunday is the eighth day in the Bible, the number seven is the number of rest. Jesus obviously that he be created heavens and the earth. He did all that the Bible said he rested on the seventh day, that is the number of completion in the Bible, the number eight in the Bible is the number of new beginnings. What is that mean if you look at a piano and you have an octave.
What we call an octave in the PN and Octave has eight notes, but the eight no is the same note is the first note from your electrical if I do an octave. I'll start with a C like to say we do that, I'll start with the sea, and all go all way up those seven notes but the eighth note is the next see on the piano. That's 88 so that means this that the eighth note of an octave is actually the new beginning or the start for the next octave so Sunday is obviously the first day of the week. Sabbath is the last day.
Now on the Sabbath law. You are not to travel more than 9/10 of a mile under Sabbath law on the Sabbath. You are supposed to cook food.
You're not supposed to do any work, your family is not supposed to do any work under the law, you work six days and you rested on the seventh day, and are a lot of people that keep that to this day were not criticizing that in one bit or iota. Please don't misunderstand, but that was under the law, and I admire them that they are trying obviously to do all the see what they believe in. By the way, I think you and I as independent Baptist and as Christians need understand we ought to be as dedicated to what we believe as some people are what they believe, you're gonna believe it. You might as well be consistent understand that. So why is it that we do things the way we do it well. Jesus made the heavens and the earth obscenely creation. He rested on the seventh day, and under law.
The seventh day was a reward for the days we have worked, but when Jesus rose from the grave on the first day of the week. From that day forth our worship takes place on the first day of the week celebrating the resurrection which is on the first day and so we now under grace under law they celebrated and worshiped on the seventh day because of the six days they worked and then they got there rest, but under grace now God gets the priority we worship on the first day not the last day we don't work all week and then we give him the last day because were thanking him for all the work know when he resurrected. We didn't do anything to earn that we didn't earn salvation.
We couldn't work for it. We could learn it and because he rose from the grave and he resurrected on the first day.
Now we start off our week on the first day thanking God in advance for what is already done.
We didn't work to earn the rest we got it even though we didn't earn it and the wonderful grace turn the whole thing around.
Grace is unmerited favor those disciples saw Jesus they realize now I don't have to remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.
Under law, now I get to enjoy the Sabbath and worship and give him the priority. What is Matthew say CE first the kingdom of God when we give our ties were supposed to get times of the firstfruits. The Bible says.
When Jesus read through resurrected.
It was the firstfruits of those that would come so Sunday the first day of the week. The day he resurrected is why we worship and we celebrate the resurrection. That means every time you come to church on a Sunday morning, you are celebrating the fact that he wrought from the dead their buddy understand that you want on people. So we do such a you don't know why, so I want you to understand that the wise resurrection so important, why Sunday so important, why are we what wise is also important to us. Well, I want you to understand and and for sake of not making you turn everywhere I've got to give you. I could probably exaggerate. I could probably give you 60 principles of what the resurrection proves to us all.
I could go on and on and on but if I went on and on and on of the only one going on and on about two hours from now would be me and Nick as I sign this check so he's going to stay here. My wife would leave but Nick would stay number one this morning which understand this. Just so you understand things I want this to be an informative time why the resurrection is so important as number one. The resurrection proves that Jesus is who he claimed to be want to look at John chapter 11 verse 25.
Now the put some of these verses up on every point so that you can understand and see that you can turn to them. You cannot turn them what everyone knew, but I want to be able to see these things. John chapter 11 verse 25 Jesus said under her. I am the resurrection is on the screen. If you need it. Jesus said under her.
I am the resurrection and the life he that believe within me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. He said I am the resurrection before he was ever resurrected. The fact that he rose from the grave means that that proves he was who he claimed to be a region of the verse Romans chapter 1 verse three concerning his son, Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David which means that God came down earth would became man and God. At the same time verse four and declared to be the son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead did you hear that so he claimed to be the son of God, and the fact that there was the resurrection from the dead proves that he was the son of the resurrection proves that Jesus is who he claimed to be.
There are a lot of religious leaders that claim to be things we've had a lot in the past that claim to be things Mohammed claims to be things Buddha claim to be things.
All I can go on on her list and list but Jesus is who he claimed to be, and he proved it. Anybody that's ever claimed to be of the Messiah of any kind that did not raise from the dead, they are not the Messiah. That is a prerequisite to be able to save if if you can't save yourself, how are you going to save anybody. The fact that Jesus rose from the dead means that he now has the power to raise you and me from the dead, please. My next point number one. The resurrection proves Jesus is who he claimed to be number two. The resurrection proves Jesus had the power that he claimed to have me give this verse John chapter 10 verse 17 a balustrades needed this. What this is what he says. Therefore, death. My father love me because I lay down my life that I might take it again. Did you hear what Jesus said they did not take Jesus's life. Jesus gave willingly and the fact that he had the power to give it. He said I did that so that I would have the power to take it again order raise again from the verse 18 no man taketh it from me, Jesus says, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again but that's what he said before he ever did it. This commandment have I received of my father, Jesus, as I give my life because I have the power to raise myself up.
That's the power he claimed to have and when he died on the cross and he stated that grave when he raised on the third day that proved that he had the power that he said he would have my senior year of high school on the government shared this instruction with anybody. This is the first to know some you probably try to check for brother Joe over the years.
I'm sure they got for 50 years. Good Lord, you gotta repeat one illustration of something you know people that you write a bill dated sure they have everything they come up to you gave that illustrative love, love what I say will spend 15 years and you been at church. I hope you enjoyed somebody get a piercing the same song every time they saying about what a blessing printer gets up. Tell the same illustration every 20 years they criticized. I don't understand but it's Easter so many good news and everyone obligate with the obviously senior high school.
We played the state championship game for basketball. We were playing for the state championship.
I know I don't look like a basketball player. I look more like a basketball but anyway, I used to say that evangelism like basketball so much and I am one anyway and I was the point guard our team and we played a team and they thought they were big stuff. We are the smallest school and are entirely and we won the state change of three years in a row and I was the scene also point guard on the team and and I was even bigger than I am now at that point and this one guy came over and we know for Gary to have a jump ball as they didn't see that in and we were standing there, get in line and he whispered to me this kid came up and he basically said this on because this phrase was big. I get years ago.
He said were going to eat your lunch and I like lunch on obviously Mike will do. Don't you just only my lunch a lot and maybe mad and I just use illustration in and so I got mad and I started asking for the ball. I scored 24 points are our state champs again. We won the state championship and went over to them after and I said apparently we were too hard to digest.
You say, why, why would you even share something like that because he was a jerk. That's why I share some like that printer sojourn you you thought it don't even talk about what I say that because this kid claim to have the power to do something that he did not have the power to do you know what there's a lot of people that claim a lot of things that they can do you even have preachers on TV that clean that they're doing a lot of things but I'm here to tell you, Jesus is the only one that claim to have the power and he had it. I have the power to take up my life again. You know, because he had the power to lay his life down.
He had the power to raise a backup. What you notice.
Thirdly, the resurrection proves the Bible is true. If you don't the bottles. Obviously it's it's a wonderful is more than a book. It's literally Jesus himself, but you I think you understood them saying there's there's so many good things in it and good principles that would help an individual.
If you want even save if you follow the Bible you would live a better life, even if you want, save it, but it will be the point if you want say. But even if you fall it it it gets all those things but I want you to understand, even all these things as good as it is if he did not raise from the dead.
This would not be true now. Historically, there are some things that would not change. David would still live and Moses would've still lived in all these things but there's a there's a number of portions of the Old Testament points to the coming Messiah and in the New Testament in the life of Christ, a point that this is the Messiah and then after that obviously after the Gospels, it points back that Jesus was the Messiah. So all through the Bible is Jesus as a resurrected Savior and if he did not raise from the dead.
The Bible would not be true, whatsoever, but by the fact that he didn't raise from the dead.
It proves that every jot and tittle in this book is true. You get a lot of books and they'll be 9% true and 95% true and whatever the case will be, but I'm here to tell you, God's word is 100% see how you know that look at this verse. Acts chapter 2, verse 31 he seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption is a preacher. What is that saying this is acts chapter 2, I want to redo these verses. It says men and brethren, let me speak freely unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried in his sepulcher is with us under the state lesson that he says David the good man that he was has a grave and he is still in that great verse 30 therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on the throne, then verse 31 he seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ that means this before it ever happened. The Bible declared and promised and prophesied that the Messiah Jesus Christ would raise from the dead.
The Bible said it was going to happen. God's word predicted it and if you did not raise from the dead. The Bible would not be true, but this is even a good man like David.
Even a good prophet like David. He is still in the grave, but it predicted that Jesus would not be in the grave that he would raise from the dead.
And that's exactly what happened. Resurrection proves the Bible is true. When you talk to people at work and they say while believe that say we know is not strange because this Bible predicted Jesus would be the Messiah thousands of years before he ever was. And this Bible predicted that he would die and raise from the dead, and it's exactly the way it said it was going to happen is exactly how it happened.
How could you not believe that how could you not think that's true. I want you to notice forcefully the resurrection proves that there will be a judgment of unsaved sinners, women, that doesn't seem to coincide with the resurrection resurrection means he's alive and we have sought what you mean that the resurrection proves that there's going to be judgment what you notice. Acts chapter 17. In these verses, and you gotta pay close attention as I want you to see this verse 30 and 31 and the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now God commanded all men everywhere to repent. Notice that God commands that you know what I know man is live sinful in God's watched it and God has commanded. Now all men to repent. I want to know something this morning, whoever you are, whatever you've done. It doesn't matter.
I'm telling you if you've never been save God. Right now his will for your life.
God has asked that you repent of your sins and you put your faith in Christ.
That's what God has asked you to do but listen. Verse 31, because he hath appointed day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained which is Jesus Christ whereof he hath given assurance and all men. How in that he hath raised him from there is a judgment coming by the one appointed to do the judging which is Jesus Christ. And he said I have given you that assurance by the fact that he raised from the dead, the resurrection proves dear friend, that there will come a day God through the judgment of his son because the Bible says all judgments been given to the sun that all sinners who have not been saved will be judged and sent to hell and it is proven that that's going to happen by the fact that he rose from the dead. While what you notice next that the resurrection proves on to happier things. The resurrection proves that there will be an inheritance to us who are God's children to pray preacher.
How does that prove that first Peter chapter 1 verse three. If you want to write these represents. You talk your friends at work and show them why the resurrection report these verse runs felicitous first Peter chapter 1 verse three Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope out by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, not the end of the story. Verse four to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that faded, not away, the resurrection proves that you and I that are saved receive an inheritance, not just that it proves that the inheritance that we receive is incorruptible. It's undefiled that it will never fade away was a resurrection so special because it proves that we have inheritance from God the father through his son Jesus Christ. It proves that want to notice. Next, that the resurrection proves that my problems can be managed as a preacher would come out where you were just born first Peter chapter 1 verse three it says that through the resurrection that we have been obviously given an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, verse five says this who are Who that's us who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time the resurrection that just promise that there is an inheritance also promised that we are kept by God as we go through this life quickly.
Folks, the fact that Jesus rose from the dead means that he can handle my problem.
You know I so special because if he could raise Jesus from the dead, surely he can help me pay my bill this month if he could face Jesus from the dead. Surely he can help me as I go through this cancer dear friend the fact that the resurrection happen proves that our problems can be managed.
I want you to notice next were almost done with this is so important not listen or listen.
It is about that time. So our time, but so you gotta just hold on just for second. Are you willing and ready to learn. Are you interested at all was unlucky to cover all this relaunched it all just okay as you listen, not the next one is this the resurrection proves that my sins can be forgiven initially. Romans chapter 6 verse six. Listen to this.
Knowing this is that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin, for he that is dead is freed from sin.
So how can the Bible proven tell all that in the two verses before Romans chapter 6. Listen to this.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
That's why we baptize. We say buried in his likeness raised to newness of life right here from this verse aroma chapter 6.
Is this for if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection on that means this that the resurrection proves that my sins can be forgiven.
Notice to me what you understand. It's about salvation. It is essential that you believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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