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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Gospel is Biblical and Historical: Sermon Notes from Luke 24:44-46 (Sermon by Dr. James R. Burdette)

[The following are sermon notes from this morning's worship service at New Georgia Baptist Church.]

44 Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, (Luke 24:44-46 NKJV)

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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