The Resurrection Changes Everything (Luke 24 outline)

Luke 24:1-53; Key Verses: Lk 24:32

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
  • What the resurrection is: A historical fact.
  • Why the resurrection is credible: It was based on eyewitness accounts.
  • How the resurrection changes the world. The Resurrection is:
  1. Life transforming: It changes not only your life, but the world.
  2. Scripture clarifying: It elucidates, illuminates and clarifies the Bible.
  3. Paradigm shattering: It shatters your strongly held assumptions.
  4. King establishing: Finally, you have a worthy king.
What the resurrection is: A historical fact. Lk 24:38-42 says, "He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have." 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence."

Why the resurrection is credible:

1.     Women were the first eyewitnesses. Lk 24:1, 9-11 says, "On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb." "When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense."
2.     Individual names mentioned. Lk 24:10 (the women). Lk 24:18 (Cleopas). Bartimaeus (Mk 10:46). Jairus (Mark 5, Luke 8). Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus (Mk 15:21).

How the resurrection changes the world:

  1. Life Transforming: It Changes Your Life, World, Future. The future is unimaginably wonderful.

·        Lk 24:9.
·        Lk 24:33-35.
·        Lk 24:46-48.

2.    Scripture Clarifying: It Illuminates, Elucidates and Clarifies the Entire Bible.
  • Lk 24:32, 35
  • Lk 24:6-8
  • Lk 24:10-11, 25-27
  • Lk 24:27, 44 - "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."

3.     Paradigm Shattering: It Shatters Your Strongly Held AssumptionLk 24:52.
4.     King Establishing: Finally, You Have a Worthy King (Jesus is the True King).
·        Lk 24:25-26.
·        Lk 24:51.