Raised Forever

by | Apr 16, 2022 | Sermon

Easter is the celebration of all celebrations! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death and is raised to life. The resurrection of Jesus is not some legend that has been passed down through the ages meant to give us an excuse for another holiday. In Easter we see the bedrock of our hope—the event on which we base our faith and future. Put your faith in Jesus and because He lives, you too will live forever!

It wasn’t a club or a creed that emboldened the disciples following Jesus’ death; it was an event. What was that event and its effect? Read Acts 4:33 and 2 Peter 1:16.

Why might the resurrection be considered the single most important event in human history? How does Jesus’ resurrection relate to others? Read a few passages for reminders: 1 Corinthians 15:17, John 14:19, John 6:40.

Sometimes, thinking about the afterlife can seem uncomfortable. God tells us that we long to live forever (Ecclesiastes 3:11). What are your thoughts about being resurrected living forever in a perfect, pain-free existence?

Read the account of Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well (John 4:1-26). What is “living water” and what does it mean that she would “never thirst” (v. 13-14)? In what ways are you like the woman at the well?

Who is Jesus to you? How does the reality of His resurrection help you live and help prepare you for eternity? Have you believed in Him for the forgiveness of your sins and His offer of eternal life? (John 5:24)

Avoiding Willful Defiance

Even Christians can behave badly. And the Bible acknowledges that a believer can walk away from Jesus all together. To treat God with this kind of contempt is a terrible act of defiance. In the fourth of five warnings in the book of Hebrews, the author tells us about...

The Danger of Falling Away

Salvation is guaranteed the moment one believes Jesus for it. But becoming a Christian never guarantees that we’ll live like one. Spiritual maturity is not automatic. It requires diligent engagement with Jesus if we hope to change and grow. In the third of five...

Beware of Your Unbelief

Even Christians can be people of unbelief. Given tempting circumstances, we might cave under pressure and cease to follow God wholeheartedly. This certainly was the case with the children of Israel who took a major detour of unbelief while on their journey to the land...

Pay Careful Attention

Like other people, there’s a chance you have entertained thoughts about returning to an easier, more comfortable way of life—one that pushes God aside. When the pressure is on, even Christians can become disillusioned with following Jesus. The book of Hebrews is...

Choose Wisely

We are accountable for the words we choose to use. As believers who have put off the old self and put on the new self, we have to make a conscious effort to move from using corrupting words to using encouraging words. Although we have lots of words and scriptures to...