TEACHER: Ken Hicks
SCRIPTURES: 1 Cor 15:1-4, Matt 28:1-10)
BOTTOM LINE: EASTER: The Power to Change Your Life!
QUESTION: What is Different in Our LIfe Because Jesus Is Alive?
As Christians, we believe EASTER is the Focal Point of History!
Picture a TIMELINE, and it starts w/ CREATION. There’s a CROSS in the middle, and all of ETERNITY is on this end. The Bible tells us that every moment from Creation on was leading up to the CROSS as a part of God’s eternal plan, and that every moment since is lived in the light of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
Because Jesus is ALIVE …
#1 … We Can Experience LOVE that Relieves our DOUBTS!
#2 … We Can Experience God’s GRACE for our FAILURES!
#3 … We Can Experience the COURAGE that Conquers our FEARS!
#4 … We Can Experience LIFE that Overcomes DEATH!
#5 … We Can Experience the PURPOSE that Replaces our EMPTINESS!
WHAT DO WE DO?
IF … EASTER was truly this Focal Point of History, as we talked about a few minutes ago, [a TIMELINE … and it starts w/ CREATION … there’s a CROSS in the middle … an all of ETERNITY is on this end] every moment from Creation on was leading up to the CROSS as a part of God’s Eternal Plan, and that every moment since is lived in the light of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.
IF that’s true … THEN we have this choice to make:
Either … we BELIEVE that Jesus was the Messiah … God’s Promise for Salvation, and a Bridge for us to be Restored and Forgiven and back into a Righteous Standing and Relationship w/ God.
OR … we Dismiss Jesus and Reject His claims!