Easter Sunday Sermon: Resurrection!

Sermon Focus:  RESURRECTION

Please read John 13:1-17 & 31b-35

Key Verse: “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.” (John 34 & 35)

  • On this night Jesus institutes the ritual that becomes holy communion. In our communion liturgy we always ask God to nourish us so that we may be the hands and feet of Christ in our world. How do you embody the love of Christ for others?

Please read John 18:1-19:42

Key Verse:   When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, ‘It is completed.’ Bowing his head, he gave up his life.” (John 19: 24)

  • What does it meant that our God, in Christ, has walked the path of death and knows the pain of grief?

Please read Matthew 28: 1-10

Key Verse:   “’He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him.  Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, He’s been raised from the dead.’” (Matthew 28: 6 & 7a)

  • How does the resurrection offer you hope?

There is urgency in the passage about sharing this news, with whom have you shared the resurrection hope?