Resurrection Power: A New Way of Living & Being (Luke 24:44-49)

Sermon Date: 
Apr 21 2019
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SERMON OUTLINE & REFLECTION - Luke 24:44-49

"WHY DO YOU LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD? HE'S NOT HERE: HE HAS RISEN!" - Luke 24:5-6

I: INTRODUCTION
* Why Good Friday?
* What is significant about the Lord's Supper?
* Even though Jesus is alive, what does He want us to still remember?

II: POWER OF SIN
* Sin has the power to kill you (the result of sin is death - physical, spiritual, eternal seperation with God)
* Sin invites Satan's evil presence to invade and pervert your inner nature (soul-life)

III: GOD'S HOLY LOVE (Justice & Grace)
* Your sins were accounted (imputed) upon Jesus, the Son of God (Immanuel: God-in-man, perfect & sinless).
* The penalty (death) of your sin was placed upon Jesus to the cross.
* Jesus victoriously rose from the grave defeating the power of sin and death!
* God so LOVE YOU that He gave His Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life!

IV: NEW WAY OF LIVING & BEING
* REPENTANCE: Turning/changing in one's THINKING and ACTING/BEHAVING. It's turning away from what you once understood in order to receive and live upon the new revelation (truths) being received from God.
* FORGIVENESS OF SINS: What was it about you that caused Jesus to leave His heavenly throne of glory to face the consequences of the cross? Apostle Peter said, "Repent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).
* COMMISSIONED TO WITNESS & SHARE JESUS: Jesus told His disciples to preach to all nations (repentance & forgiveness of sins) living as His witnesses (Greek: martyrs).

V. CONCLUSION
On that glorious Sunday, there came a NEW REALITY of life introduced into this world and you are the living witnesses. You are the children of God and citizens under His Kingdom presence who carry within them the very life of Christ! From the moment you received the Risen Christ as your Savior, you made a declaration against the devil himself that not every the power of hell has any hold on you anymore! You are FREE in the power of the Risen Christ!

"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead in living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." - Romans 8:11

Amen!

Growing Deeper
1. How did God speak to you?
2. Based on what Jesus shared with His disciples, was the cross simply a terrible unfortunate event?
3. What did Jesus’ death destroy on the cross? What does His Risen life now proclaim?
4. Describe the two areas Jesus said are to be proclaimed to the nations? What are the implications?
5. What areas in your life need to die in order to receive the risen power of Christ?
6. May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always to the very end of the age (Matt. 28:20).

HE IS RISEN!
Pastor Trevor