Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt

Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt

There is a shadow of doubt over almost every aspect of our lives. From economic uncertainty and political instability to questions about environmental sustainability and global health, we are regularly confronted with conflicting theories about what to believe and how we should respond. At the end of the day, every choice we make requires a measure of faith. The question is not whether or not we have faith, but in what or whom we will place our faith. Join us on Easter Sunday morning as we see how an empty tomb transforms our doubts into hope and gives us a faith that goes beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Passage (read them):

Principles (know them):

Examine the evidence

  1. Specific witnesses:
  2. Specific times:
  3. Specific place:
  4. Specific warnings:

Identify your assumptions and question your doubts

  1. What are your assumptions about Jesus? About His resurrection?
  2. You believe in something. Have you identified what that is?

Act in faith

  1. The Centurion
  2. Joseph
  3. The women
  4. Peter

Practices (do it):

Daily Readings:

This week’s daily readings focus on the events of Jesus’ resurrection. As you read, look for all the evidence these four first-century witnesses include in each of their written accounts. What details stand out to you and why?

Day 1: Luke 23
Day 2: Luke 24
Day 3: John 19
Day 4: John 20-21
Day 5: Matthew 27
Day 6: Matthew 28
Day 7: 1 Corinthians 15

Suggested Resources:

Books:

The Case for Easter, by Lee Strobel
The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

Movies:

Risen (2016)

Sermons at ssbc.org:

Alive! (2017)