The Gospel is Biblical and Historical: Sermon Notes from Luke 24:44-46 (Sermon by Dr. James R. Burdette)
I. The Gospel is Biblical (vv. 44-45)
A. Jesus reminds His disciples of His teaching.
B. The gospel is not a matter of opinion: neither individual nor cultural.
C. The concepts in the gospel are defined biblically.
D. Because the gospel is biblical, missionaries are needed.
E. "[T]he Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms [poetic books]" includes the entire OT.
F. Those who reject part of the OT undermine all of Scripture (including the gospel).
II. The Gospel is Historical (v. 46 [see v. 48])
A. German higher criticism sought to undermine the historical nature of Scripture.
B. People such as Lee Strobel, who originally rejected the resurrection, but studied the evidence, have become convinced of the historicity of the Gospel accounts.
C. The gospel is based upon historical fact, not opinion nor the traditions of men.
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