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Good Friday Breakfast and service Reminder!
As a reminder, our Good Friday Breakfast will be held at the Guelph Bible Conference Center (“The Grounds”) at 8:30am. A delicious hot breakfast will be served. Then please travel down here for a 10AM service. Cost is free will offering. For our service, we’ll have a special guest doing music, communion and a time to reflect on the cross.
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we continue our series “Servant in motion”
Sunday at 11am we hit the ‘high water mark’ of Jesus as servant during Passion Week. While we will celebrate the empty tomb, we will be looking back over chapters 14 and 15 starting at Gethsemane ending at the cross.
I will be looking at this critical part of our faith and some of the powerful teaching and lessons held. What do I mean when I say the servant suffered? Join me on Sunday to find out.
You may want to ‘read ahead’ and get prepared for Sunday by looking at the passage for the day- Mark 14-15. We cover a lot of ground so it might help to read before Sunday!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE
Thought for the Day: Who’s Got the Body? Part 3
…an examination of evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.
Tuesday, we spent some time looking at the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection. As a reminder, things like this are used to strengthen our faith and answer questions that may arise. So, here’s the last one, and perhaps the most powerful:
The Appearances of the Risen Christ
For 40 days after His death, Jesus was reported to be seen alive on earth. It was reported in the scriptures and also in extra-biblical sources like Josephus, who I’ve mentioned before.
How do we explain this?
Some say these were hallucinations, but do the accounts show that? Only certain high-strung and imaginative types of people usually have such psychic experiences. Yet a woman, a tax collector, several fishermen and more than 500 people at one time claimed they saw Him. Hallucinations are very individualistic– contrasting with the fact that over 500 people saw the same thing at the same time and place.
Two other facts undermine the hallucination idea. Such imaginations are usually of expected events, yet the disciples had lost hope after the crucifixion. Also, psychic phenomena usually occur in cycles, but the appearances came in no set pattern.
Attempts to explain away the appearances run into a brick wall of facts. The facts point to one conclusion: Jesus is risen.
Of course, the above is not exhaustive proof, but rather a reasoned examination of the evidence. For us now, we must each consider and evaluate the evidence ourselves to determine the truth of the resurrection claim. If the facts support the claim, then we can conclude that He arose. In any case, a mere intellectual assent to the facts does nothing for one’s life, we need to do something with it. So yes, we take this on faith but its also supported by facts. I believe this, do you?
In His grip,