JESUS IS REAL! (Part #2) 1-17-2016

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:50 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 12:52 PM ]

Jesus was real to his first disciples!  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” were the words of Peter. (Mt.16:16)  He, and the other apostles, saw Jesus walk on the water, and at Jesus’ bidding, Peter took a few steps himself. (Mt.14:25-29)

The disciples saw Jesus Feed five thousand men, plus the women and children, with five loaves of bread and two small fish. (Mt.14:15-21)  They saw him call Lazarus out of the tomb where he had been buried for four days. (Jn.11:38-44)  They were there when Jesus healed all kinds of sickness and diseases; many were delivered from demonic power. Miracles were happening continually. God was working through his Son, confirming who he was.

The followers of Jesus saw him unjustly tried and then crucified outside the Jerusalem gates. After three days and nights (that he predicted); they saw him alive.  These men, with their own eyes, saw his hands, feet and side where he had been pierced. Christ, in his resurrected, immortal body, ate and drank with his disciples, (Lu.24:36-44) He showed himself alive by many infallible proofs!  Peter declared,  “we are witnesses of these things!” (Acts 3:15)

Some, who doubt these happenings, tell us that all of these tales were fabricated by the original disciples.  However, the final confirmation of the their testimony was their Martyrdom. All eleven of the original apostles were killed because of their witness of Christ.  Will a man give his life for a fabricated lie?  These men would not compromise, but stood firm to the truth they had witnessed. Jesus was and is real! He is alive today!