The Greatest FEAT Ever!

March 27, 2016

Truth Revolution on

Topic Notes

  • Welcome!
  • Is the resurrection even logical?
  • We know the resurrection is true is because we use the F.E.A.T. acronym
  • (F)Fatal Torment – (E)Empty Tomb – (A)Appearances – (T)Transformation
  • One thing that we know for sure is that Jesus was a real person.
  • We must prove that Jesus actually died
  • (F)Fatal Torment:
  • He suffered from hematidrosis at the time of His crucifixion
  • Jesus endured getting beaten
  • He endured scourging (also called the half-death)
  • He had a crown of thorns pressed onto His head and beaten into His brow
  • He was crucified. This causes death by asphyxiation.
  • The executioners were professionals… it was their JOB!
  • He was pierced through the heart and lungs with a spear
  • Jesus actually died and was D-E-A-D when they pulled Him off the cross
  • (E)Empty Tomb:
  • The female factor
  • Women discovered the empty tomb… why does this give the empty tomb more credibility?
  • Both the Roman and the Jewish governments acknowledged that the tomb was empty. There was never a dispute about that!
  • The soldiers would not have walked away. This kind of failure would have caused them to be put to death themselves.
  • (A)Appearances: 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
  • Jesus appeared to, at minimum, 500 people, on 12 different occasions spread over a 40-day period of time.
  • (T)Transformation:
  • Jeff brings Tupac back??
  • at first, the consensus was that Jesus was DEAD and NOT WORTHY OF PRAISE!
  • Thomas was once a strong follower, but after the death of Jesus, he became a skeptic
  • BUT THEN: John 20:25-29
  • Thomas transformed from a skeptic to a martyr, dying for his conviction that he’d actually seen the risen Jesus
  • The Apostle Peter: Mark 14:17
  • Peter changed from a bold disciple to a bold denier of Jesus. He was even scared for his life and in hiding!
  • The Historian, Tertullian, claims Peter was crucified. Church history, and writings from the 2nd century AD has Peter being crucified upside-down because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus.
  • Peter went from denying Jesus to dying for his faith!!
  • James, Jesus’ brother felt Jesus was insane: Mark 3:20-21
  • The Historian Josephus records the sentence of James: “…so he assembled the sanhedrim of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned.”
  • Even James, the brother of Jesus, changed from a person who thought Jesus was insane to someone who would give up his life because he saw Jesus risen and believed.

  • When Jesus rose from the dead – when did the women find the tomb? After sunrise or before?
  • Mark 16:2 vs John 20:1

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