On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on John 20:1-18.  The message focused on the fact that Easter is not the end . . . but the beginning!  Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.

Sermon Questions:

  1. Pray
  2. Read John 20:1-18
  3. Have you ever “buried” something that eventually “sprang back to life”?  (i.e. a sports team, musical act, your career, etc.)
  4. What signs do you see in John 20 that Mary, John, and Peter thought that the first Easter was “THE END”?
  5. Jesus’ resurrection transforms the “end” into the “beginning.”  Have you (or does someone you know) think of Jesus as simply a part of your/their history (not their present or future)?
  6. Jesus’ resurrection transforms the “end” into the “beginning.”  In what ways are you tempted to think that it is not “worth it” to follow Jesus?  How does the resurrection encourage you today?
  7. Jesus’ resurrection transforms the “end” into the “beginning.”  What sins in your life do you struggle to think that Jesus can actually forgive?  How does Jesus interactions with Peter after the resurrection encourage you today?
  8. Jesus’ resurrection transforms the “end” into the “beginning.”  How does this encourage you concerning loved ones you know who have already died (or are dying)?  How does it encourage you regarding death for yourself?
  9. Jesus knows your name and He is calling you to believe in Him.  Are you trusting Jesus for your salvation today?
  10. What is one particular application you took away from this message?

To access these questions in pdf format, click here.

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