April 4, 2021
Pastor Ricky Smith
I. God Delivers Hope in the Middle of Uncertainty
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this
Even in uncertainty God has a word for you!
II. Are You Searching in the Right Place?
“behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law
III. Remember What Jesus Did
He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
Celebrating the resurrection changes the trajectory of life
Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.”
- I put my trust in the resurrected Jesus as my King for the first time.
- I commit to announce His life changing power to my friends and family.
- I confess my focus has been on my circumstances rather than on Jesus.
- Read Luke 24:8-12 and discuss the impact that the women had on Peter and others. What can we learn from this?
- How can our expectations cause us to miss what God intends for us to experience?
- How does Jesus’ resurrection change our everyday life and our future? What difference does it really make?
- Have you ever doubted what you knew to be true? Why do we do this?
- Read 2 Timothy 1:12 and discuss what it teaches us about God’s power to keep us.
- Do you think you can lose your salvation? Why, or why not?