Jeff Maness – April 12, 2020
The Good News of Easter is that Jesus can change our eternity. But, the resurrection of Jesus doesn’t just change my eternity; it changes my every day. How does the resurrection change my today?
Easter 2020: Power, Peace, Purpose
Big Idea: The resurrection of Jesus doesn’t just change my eternity; it changes my every day.
Big Question: How does the resurrection change my today? Main Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (The Passion Translation)
1 Corinthians 15:58a So now, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:58a So now, beloved ones, stand firm and secure. 1. It gives me power
New Living Translation = Be strong and immovable.
13 Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (TPT)
1 Corinthians 15:58b Live your lives with an unshakable confidence.
2. It gives me peace
John 20:19-21 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!
Psalm 16:8 8 I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. John 14:27 27
1 Corinthians 15:58
“Peace be with you,” he said. 20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! 21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
3. It gives me purpose
58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm and secure. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures.
John 20:21 21 “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
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