On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Wildwood Community Church I preached a message based on Luke 24:1-12 and Colossians 2:6-15. This was the Easter Sunday sermon for this year. Below you will find a set of questions related to this message for further reflection or group discussion.
- Read Luke 24:1-12 and Colossians 2:6-15
- The historical events remembered this weekend (the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ) have been called the most significant events in the history of the world. In what way do you think that is true? What questions does this statement bring to your mind?
- What makes Jesus’ death and resurrection unique? (After all, Stephen was also martyred, yet we do not have a holiday for him . . . and Lazarus was also resurrected, yet we don’t have a day on the calendar called “Lazarus’ Re-Birthday.”)
- According to Colossians 2:12a, 13b-15, the death of Jesus accomplished something very important for us. What is it? Think of your past for a moment. What sin that you have committed “haunts” you still today? How do these verses indicate Jesus deals with our guilt and sin?
- According to Colossians 2:6-13a, Jesus’ resurrection sets us up to live a “new life” today. In what way is your life different because you know Jesus? In what ways are you still going back to the “tomb” of your previous life instead of living (with Christ) the resurrected life He provides?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
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