The circumstantial evidence around the resurrection of Christ is so compelling that those who do not want to believe in it have been forced to create alternate stories to try to combat the fact that something clearly happened historically. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was a physical, bodily resurrection that is objective evidence that all of our sins has been paid for and forgiven.
Looking at the facts of Jesus’ suffering under Pontius Pilate, death and burial it is perplexing and horrific. However, when we look under the facts in what is actually occurring it is beautiful, because the death of Jesus Christ reconciles us to God and creates a covenant community of faith that is both universal and local.
What makes a Christian a Christian? After all, there are many claims of who Jesus is, however the answer to the question "Who Jesus is?" determines our eternal destiny. In this sermon on Matthew 16:13-16, we look at what it means to believe in Jesus Christ, his Only Son, Our Lord and Savior. We will see how Jesus is identified throughout the Bible.
We believe there is only one God, who has been and will always be. He exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and He created everything. God the Father is infinitely powerful and intensely personal.
As we look at what the church fathers and 2,000 years of Christian faith has recited and rejoiced in, pulled from the Word of God. We are going to pray that the Holy Spirt of God creates symmetry in our hearts so that we think rightly about God, who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and how we can worship Him correctly. We are going to gain some clarity, embrace the community and grow in our counsel both to ourselves and to one another.