SERMON TEXT: Luke 24:1-12

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question #50 | What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.


  1. Why You Can Believe Luke’s Gospel Account
  2. The Angel’s Question
  3. Six Ways We Seek the Living Among the Dead
    • Healthy and Beauty
    • Social Status
    • Consumption
    • Cultural Christianity
    • Traditionalism
    • Jesus As Just An Example
  4. Finding True Life in Jesus


“One the one hand, there is a broad social-science correlation between religious faith and various social goods — health and happiness, upward mobility, social trust, charitable work and civic participation…..Yet at the same time, some of the most religious areas of the country — the Bible Belt, the deepest South — struggle mightily with poverty, poor health, political corruption and social disarray….The social goods associated with faith flow almost exclusively from religious participation, not from affiliation or nominal belief. And where practice ceases or diminishes, in what you might call America’s “Christian penumbra,” the remaining residue of religion can be socially damaging instead….sociologist studied divorce found that practicing Protestants divorce less frequently than the secular and religiously unaffiliated…but nominal conservative Protestants, those who attend church less than twice a onto, have higher divorce erases than even the non-religious.” — Ross Douthat, the New York Times

"The Resurrection is proof that there is true LIFE and that it is a Person, Jesus Christ. Life abundant now and the realistic hope of God restoring everything to how He intended it to be. Even in suffering, you know a God who brings life out of death; healing after wounding, blessing out of cursing. And who because of the Resurrection we know will one day wipe every tear from every eye. He is Risen!" - Pastor Nick Bogardus

 “If you believe this is just a legend and this was a good man, you may be a good person, you may become a disciplined person but you won’t be a Christian - Christianity is not reformation through conforming to some kind of ideal it is transformation through relating to a living Lord.” - Timothy Keller

“In all these miracles alike the incarnate God does suddenly and locally something that God has done or will do in general.”— C.S. Lewis


It Is Finished!

10,000 Reasons


Christ is Risen

Jesus Paid It All

Your Love Is Strong