These are the sermon from First Baptist Church in Washington, Illinois. FBC exists to glorify Christ by calling people to KNOW Him, GROW in HIm, and to SHARE Him with others. These are the sermons of First Baptist Church in Washington, Illinois.
Luke's gospel has been building to this one final miracle. Nothing that has happened before the resurrection has any meaning if Christ did not rise from the grave. If Christ did not rise from the grave then his virgin birth is meaningless, the miracles he performed are meaningless, his teachings are meaningless, and even his crucifixion would be meaningless if Christ remains dead we are in a pitiful state. Everything in this gospel hangs on this final chapter.