Hope in the Resurrection
Happy Resurrection Day!
The journey to hope in the resurrection
Life before hope Mark 16:1-3
-Dead- consumed with death
-they were bringing burial spices, covering up the stink
-Unsolved problems- “who will roll away the stone?”
Hope Discovered Mark 16:4-5
-God speaks to us (prayer, Bible, people, circumstances)
Hope Explained Mark 16:6-7
-Jesus is alive!
-Jesus died and rose back to life
We must put all our hope in the resurrection!
We must trust in the supernatural power of Jesus Christ
-Jesus conquered death- no one has raised themselves!
-Forensic evidence says Jesus really died
-We are all born spiritually dead!
The Bible says we are naturally bad
We need a spiritual resurrection, can’t save ourselves!
-Are you still trusting in things that cannot provide real hope?
Are you still dressing up death with the burial spices of
possessions, pleasure and power?
Are you still trying to cover up the stink of your dead life?
We must trust the historical reality of Jesus Christ
-The overwhelming evidence demands a verdict
-Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified- a real person
-He is risen- His body was gone, was never found
-Eyewitnesses declare the tomb is empty- women, disciples
Our faith in Jesus must have a beginning
-the moment we are born again spiritually
-the moment we pass from death to life
-the moment we are rescued from sin, death and hell
You can receive hope in Jesus Christ right now!
Admit you are a sinner
Believe Jesus died and rose again
Commit your lives to Jesus Christ
-Obey Christ’s commands
-A true follower of Christ wants to listen and obey Jesus
-baptism doesn’t save you, prove you are saved!
Declare your hope in Jesus Christ now!
Use a Connection Card
Tell the prayer team
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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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