WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES EASTER MAKE?
April 12, 2020
Pastor Bill Stevenson
What Does The Resurrection Mean? It Means...
1. Jesus is who he _________________________________ to be.
"I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies." John 11:25
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can get to God the Father except by means of me." John 14:6 (LB)
2. Jesus has the _______________________ he claimed to have.
"All power in heaven and on earth is given to me." Matt. 28:18 (Ph)
"No one takes my life from me. I have the power to lay it down and I have the power to take it up again." John 10:18 (Ph)
3. Jesus does what he ______________________________ to do.
The angel said, `Don't be frightened! I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified, but he isn't here! He has come back to life again, just as he said he would." Matt. 28:5-6 (LB)
Why Does the Resurrection Matter? Because Now ...
1. My _________________________________________ can be forgiven.
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14 (NLT)
There is no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ." Rom. 8:1 (LB)
2. My ____________________________________ problems can be managed.
"How incredibly great is his power to help those who believe Him ... the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead!" Eph. 1:19-20 (LB)
"I am ready for anything through the strength of Christ who lives is me." Phil. 4:13 (Ph)
3. My _____________________________________________ can be secured.
"This is the way to have eternal life - by knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ, the one he sent to earth!" John 17:3 (LB)
"We have been born again into a life full of hope through Christ's rising from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3