Why did Jesus rise to life again? What does it reveal about him, and what difference does it make? Outline From suffering to glory For his offspring For justification For victory
Sometimes we need to own up to an uncomfortable truth. But it’s worth it because on the cross, Jesus took the punishment for sin, that you might receive peace with God. Outline Our Need His substitution
What is the light and hope Jesus’ resurrection brings? In this message, as we look at Luke’s record of the first day of the week we see the light of Jesus’ resurrection is that new creation has broken into the world and so forgiveness of sins is now possible. Outline New Creation (Luke 24:1-8) Repentance and Forgiveness (Luke 24:44-49) Mission and Message
Where is God when life is dark? This Good Friday we see how the darkness at the crucifixion shows that in the death of Jesus creation is undone as God’s judgment against sin is revealed. Outline Facing the Void (Genesis 1:1-5) The Darkness of… Evil (Luke 22:53) Uncreation (vv44-45a) Temple (vv45b-46) Conclusion/Application
What are you searching for? Looking for the living? Finding the good life in the perfect man
Big questions What’s not good about Good Friday? What’s good about Good Friday? Forgiveness Paradise What are you searching for?
A tragic morning that turns to joy So we can find life Romans 8:11 Is your life a tragedy or a comedy
Bumbling soldiers and leaders … reveal who is in control People who say more than they realise Jesus is king We have no king It’s better than one dies
Looking among the dead The women The disciples and Peter What if it’s true? Jesus is the king Jesus brings life
The death of a righteous man (vv44-47) The sun turns dark The temple curtain splits Jesus cries his last words Why this unjust death is ‘good’ (1 Peter 3:18) Three responses to Jesus (vv48-56) Recognise Respect Repent How will you respond to Jesus?