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Dead Men Don’t Rise … Do they?

Of all the major world religions only one claims that its founder returned alive from the grave.  The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of Christianity. But in our sophisticated scientific age can such a belief be maintained?  Is it logical, rational?  Many have argued it isn’t.  Dead men don’t rise … well not normally.  And that’s the point isn’t it.  What Jesus Christ claimed would happen to him – resurrection – was unique.  God would do something wonderful, extraordinary, that would change the history of humanity and individuals forever.

But how can we believe it today and what’s the evidence.  How do Christians answer our critics and sustain faith in a living breathing Jesus?  That’s the task that award winning, former atheist journalist, Lee Strobel set himself.  The result is a small but punchy book, “The Case for Easter”.

This is now my 8th Easter with you at Gymea.  Over the decades I’ve read many books on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Many seeking to gather the evidence and defend the faith.  I believe Strobel’s is one of the best.  Why?  It’s personal and passionate … this investigation was life changing for him.  It’s also hard headed.   He’s no slouch in the brain department when it comes to weighing evidence and opinion.  Strobel was educated at Yale Law school and worked on the Chicago Tribune as its legal reporter.

Strobel examines the evidence for the resurrection:

¨ Medical – Was Jesus death a sham & his resurrection a hoax?

¨ The Missing body – Was it gone? Was it stolen? Misplaced?

¨ His appearances – Was he really seen alive or was this illusion or false reporting?

Why grab a copy today for your own reading – you’ll be enriched by it and also equipped to better answer others questions yourself.  And buy a second or third copy to give to someone you love this Easter.

Katoomba Easter Convention

A number of groups and families from our church are attending KEC along with 1000’s more from across the state.  Like CMS Summer school Easter Convention is an enormous blessing to refresh & challenge.  Why not include this in your 2018? 

Term 2 Bible Study & sermon notes – are now available from Graham or our office on the Reformation & the Book of Numbers for group or personal study.

The Biggest weekend of the Year!

… is coming to the Shire.  7-10th July … it’s not just long … it’s huge.  Dr Peter Jensen will speak at our weekendaway at Port Hacking.  Bishop Reg Piper will speak at our Sunday morning services … all on our anniversary theme “Firm Foundations, Finishing Strong”

Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew