TODAY'S WORD FOR Tuesday, January 08, 2019:
That which tends to prove or disprove something; grounds for belief; proof.
Explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead and saying, “This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.”
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Whenever a law is broken whether it is an accident or deliberate there are investigations that follow. These investigations look for reasons and evidence that prove that a law was broken. Evidence is presented in trials in a court to prove the innocence or guilt of a person charged with a crime.
Certain laws of evidence hold in the establishment of any historic event, as factual. Documentation of the event in question must be made by reliable contemporary witnesses.
There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived, or that Alexander the Great died at the age of 33. It is strange that historians will accept thousands of facts from which they can produce only shreds of evidence and will accept it as valid. But in the case of the overwhelming evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, they cast a skeptical eye and hold intellectual doubts.
The trouble with many people is that they just do not want to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. The Gospels and the book of Acts give us eye witness accounts of Jesus life and death. After His resurrection Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, Cephas, and the twelve disciples. Paul wrote in I Corinthians 15:6 that Jesus appeared to more than 500 eyewitnesses at one time and that most of them were still alive at the time He was writing I Corinthians. People who do not want to believe are so completely skeptical that they cannot accept the glorious fact of the resurrection of Christ on Bible testimony alone.
Jesus predicted His own death and resurrection. No one else has ever predicted his own death and resurrection and then accomplished it. In John 14:28 Jesus said, “I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
May we remind you that it does not matter what you or other skeptics may think it will not change the evidence or the fact that Jesus did die and did rise from the dead. He is alive today! Read the 14th chapter of John and I Corinthians 15 and examine the evidence in these chapters, that Jesus is God’s Son and that He died and rose again to save us so that all who believe in Him can spend eternity with Him in the heaven where He is preparing a home for us.
Our memory verse for this week is found in I John 1:9.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Thank You for the evidence that You left not only in Your Word but through those who saw You and talked with You after Your resurrection that You are alive. I know You are alive for You live in the hearts of all those who love You.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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