If you came back from the dead, what three things would you make a priority? 1.____________ 2.____________ 3.____________
Luke 24:1–3 (NLT) But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luke 24:4–5 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. 5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?
Luke 24:6–7 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”
Luke 24:8–9 8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened.
Jesus death and resurrection were not something that just “occurred” to Jesus in history. His death and resurrection was something a that Jesus knew was going to happen to him, and so he told everyone (many times) it was going to happen to him and it did happen to him.
Jesus came to die on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead to defeat death for all who believe in Him.
What was the first thing Jesus said after his resurrection?
John 20:19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.
The forgiven have no reason to keep a list of their own “unforgiven.”
The greatest gift of Easter is to 1.Accept by faith, your own forgiveness in Christ. 2.Give by faith, your own forgiveness to those who have wronged you.
Jesus is telling them, keep the names of those who have wronged you on an Etch A Sketch, and shake it daily.
John 20:24–25 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. 25 They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
John 20:26 26 Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said.
John 20:27 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
John 20:28–29 28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. 29 Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.
The greatest blessing of this life is to join those Jesus speaks of in this verse: those who have not seen, but believe in the resurrection of Christ with eyes of faith.
John 20:27 Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!
Mark 9:22–24 The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” 24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Maybe you have tried everything in your power to summon up faith.
Maybe you have tried everything in your power to summon up faith. Why not ask God for help?
“Lord, I am weary of the struggle of making like work on my own alone. Today, I believe in your Son Jesus Christ and his promises. Help my unbelief. Amen”
So we learning a lot from what Jesus said and did right after his resurrection. 1.Erase your forgiveness board 2.Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. 3.Follow Jesus.
Mark 16:5–6(ESV) 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.
Mark 16:7 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”
John 21:17 (ESV) He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”
John 21:19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”