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"Why Easter Changes Everything"

April 20, 2014 Series: Easter

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1–15:6

 

Jesus rose from the dead.

1. Validity of its historical certainties (1 Corinthians 15:1- 6).

2. The character and teaching of Jesus (John 7:46).

3. The Bible's integrated beauty (Luke 24:44-49; Isaiah 40:8).

4. The compelling light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4-6).

5. Jesus answers evil (1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 7:15-17).

6. Compare Jesus—He has no peer (Isaiah 46:9-10).

7. He satisfies (Matthew 11:28-30).

 

This changes everything.

1. Believe, trust, accept, rely upon, receive (John 11:25).

2. Read the Bible. His words are true. His words impart life (Matthew 28:5-7; John 6:63-69).

3. Submit to His good and satisfying rule (Acts 2:34-36).

4. Be happy in Him (John 17:13; 15:11).

5. Change, radically. We can now live life differently, in new ways (Romans 6:4, 8-11).

6. Be together (Ruth 1:16-18; Romans 8:23).

7. Work, serve (Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Corinthians 15:58).

 

Life Group Discussion Guide

1. Review the seven reasons that support the resurrection of Jesus. Which ones are the most compelling for you?

2. What is the Christian answer for evil? What are some other religion’s answers?

3. In what ways do you find Jesus satisfying? How do you feed that satisfaction?

4. Can we be commanded to be happy? Are Christians as happy as they should be most of the time? What needs to change so that we are?

5. The most fundamental experiential truth about being a Christian is the fact that we have God as our Father. What does this mean for you? Doesn’t everyone have God for their Father?

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