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?
A Sorrowful Meeting (vv13-18) … because hope has been lost (vv19-24) The Story Explained (vv25-29) Hope is Raised to Life (vv30-32) Can you hope in Jesus?
Good Friday Sermon, 2016 The unforgiving mockers (vv34-38) The unforgivable men (vv32-33; 39-43) Finding forgiveness