I began yesterday sharing some historical proofs about Jesus and the resurrection. Jesus was a real, historical man. Too many times even today some people still will say that he is only a fictitious character made up in people’s minds in the first century and we have bought this hoax and lie about him. Not true, he was a man, and lived as a Jew in Israel in the first century. Today I want to share some more truths around the resurrection. 1. The tomb in which Jesus was buried was discovered empty by a group of women on Sunday morning after the crucifixion. 2. Jesus’ disciples had real experiences with one whom they believed was the risen Messiah/Christ. 3. As a result of the preaching of these disciples, which had the resurrection at its center, the Christian church was established and has grown into the worldwide church celebrating Jesus everyday around the world. Just these three facts, even outside of any writing of the bible are mind-boggling to me today. Think of all the churches around the world proclaiming the name of Jesus and his resurrection. The Christian faith, the faith that Jesus Christ is the resurrected Lord is still the number one religion in the world today. Why? Because of the people that have believed in the resurrection for all these centuries and their willingness to live out that resurrection in their lives everyday. The fact that Jesus promised that after he died, resurrected, and ascended back into heaven he would give us a power to witness about him and his kingdom no matter what happened to us. My prayer for us today is that by that power we will tell someone about the grace and love of Jesus. Show them who he is by the way that you serve them. God’s presence is right there with you, let it be seen today.