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The evidence unanimously points to the fact: Jesus was dead!

 

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“The disciples believed they would never again see Jesus alive.  Pontius Pilate, the centurion, Joseph of Arimathea and the women…were all absolutely certain Jesus had died.  But what happened 36 hours later?”

The resurrection of Jesus is so profound because of the undeniable fact of Jesus’ very public death.  At this point, Christianity stands or falls entirely on the claim of his resurrection.  What do we make of the Gospel accounts and other New Testament documents noting over 10 post- resurrection appearances?  What do we make of the faith of the original disciples if they were forced to fabricate these events?  What do we make of the faith of those who are transformed by belief in the resurrection of Jesus today?  What personal meaning is there in the resurrection of Jesus for people today in the face of life’s fragile experiences?

Come check out week 5 of Christianity Explored.  D-126 at 9:00 or 10:45 or noon.

 

 

Why did Jesus have to die?

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Week 4 of Christianity Explored cuts to the heart of the Gospel – the reason for the death of Jesus Christ.  It is here that the justice of God meets the mercy of God through the willing sacrifice of Jesus.  What is your response to that, asks teacher Rico Tice?

Come join us at Christianity Explored – we meet at 9:00 or 10:45 in Room D-126 on Sundays at Christ Community Church.

Could you pass the fat test?

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“Well, this is uncomfortable to admit, but I’m glad we found out now on the practice field instead of during a game!”  Rico recalls his rugby days as a student and the strict training requirements no one could ever live up to at the beginning of the season.  In session three of Christianity Explored the Gospel writer Mark talks pretty boldly about Jesus’ thoughts on sin.

I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.  Mark 2:17

So the question becomes not “Am I good enough to come to Jesus?, but Do I consider myself bad enough to deserve what Jesus says sin has done to me?”  Christianity Explored is our seeker venue at Christ Community  – a safe place for those just exploring who Jesus is and what Christianity is all about.

Christianity Explored meets in room D-126 and is offered at 9:00, 10:45 and at 12:15 .   If you come at the lunch hour, bring a few dollars to pick up a lunch at the CCC Cafe.

“If you don’t get the identity of Jesus right..

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…you’ll relate to him in all the wrong ways.”      Rico Tice.

Ever had the chance to meet someone really famous, but you missed it because you didn’t recognize them in time?  The problem isn’t that you weren’t in their presence.  They stood right there in front of you.  But you didn’t even know who you were looking at till later.  At the time you assumed you didn’t NEED to know who they were!

That’s what its like to look at Jesus, but not recognize his true identity.  In session 02 we’ll continue exploring the Gospel of Mark by asking, “Who Jesus is?”  Seems simple enough, but in a and age when so few (who even attend church) really understand who Jesus is, its more crucial than ever to answer the question of his identity.

Come join in the discussion at Christianity Explored – meets Sundays at 9:00 or at 10:45 or at during the cafe at 12:15.  Look for us in room D-126.  Bring a friend.  If you come during the cafe hour, bring a few bucks for lunch.

For more info about Christianity Explored, contact timp@cccomaha.org

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