Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering (April 1st, 2018)
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided! • Easter Egg Hunt after service for kids up to 5th grade!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
"Only Fools Believe"
Is this the world's most celebrated prank or most important event?

Fool Defined:
A person who acts unwisely. (Root word comes from Latin word "follis", which means an empty headed person.)
I Corinthians 15:14, 17, 19 NKJV

Are Christians simply reasonable people six out of seven days a week?

15 things Christians believe that skeptics cannot refute:
1. Jesus lived and died via crucifixion.
2. His disciples hid for fear after His burial.
3. The Tomb where He was laid was open/empty on Sunday.
4. His disciples were as shocked as anybody.
5. The disciples lacked the means and motive for moving His body.
6. The authorities (Jewish & Roman) never produced His body.
7. The reputation of the authorities was at stake, not the disciples.
8. Jesus' enemies, not the disciples, concocted the "stolen" body narrative.
9. No mass hallucination has ever been recorded.
10. Something transformed the disciples.
11. Christianity was birthed overnight and grew rapidly.
12. Two key non-believers became pillars in the church. (James & Saul/Paul)
15 things Christians believe that skeptics cannot refute:
1. Jesus lived and died via crucifixion.
2. His disciples hid for fear after His burial.
3. The Tomb where He was laid was open/empty on Sunday.
4. His disciples were as shocked as anybody.
5. The disciples lacked the means and motive for moving His body.
6. The authorities (Jewish & Roman) never produced His body.
7. The reputation of the authorities was at stake, not the disciples.
8. Jesus' enemies, not the disciples, concocted the "stolen" body narrative.
9. No mass hallucination has ever been recorded.
10. Something transformed the disciples.
11. Christianity was birthed overnight and grew rapidly.
12. Two key non-believers became pillars in the church. (James & Saul/Paul)
13. The disciples didn't corroborate their stories.
14. There are no recorded recanting stories of resurrection witnesses.
If the Resurrection [of Jesus] had not happened, obviously the disciples would have known it. I can find no way that these particular men could have been deceived. Therefore they not only would have died for a lie—here’s the catch—they would have known it was a lie. It would be hard to find a group of men anywhere in history who would die for a lie if they knew it was a lie.
—Josh McDowell
(More Than a Carpenter)
15 things Christians believe that skeptics cannot refute:
1. Jesus lived and died via crucifixion.
2. His disciples hid for fear after His burial.
3. The Tomb where He was laid was open/empty on Sunday.
4. His disciples were as shocked as anybody.
5. The disciples lacked the means and motive for moving His body.
6. The authorities (Jewish & Roman) never produced His body.
7. The reputation of the authorities was at stake, not the disciples.
8. Jesus' enemies, not the disciples, concocted the "stolen" body narrative.
9. No mass hallucination has ever been recorded.
10. Something transformed the disciples.
11. Christianity was birthed overnight and grew rapidly.
12. Two key non-believers became pillars in the church. (James & Saul/Paul)
13. The disciples didn't corroborate their stories.
14. There are no recorded recanting stories of resurrection witnesses.
15. More people believe in the Resurrected Christ every day.
UNLIKE THE TOMB, OUR HEADS ARE NOT EMPTY…
AND NEITHER ARE OUR HEARTS!