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The Morning Everything Changed!

April 1, 2018 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: EasterWeek_2018

Topic: The Morning Everything Changed!

Message outline

Title: The Morning Everything Changed!

Series: Easter Sunday 2018

Text: Supporting Texts

Main Idea:    Resurrection changed everything- live this Truth!


I. Two Parallel Roads (Matthew 27:62-28:15)

§  Guards placed outside of the Tome (Vv.62-66)

o   Fear that death was not the end of Jesus!

§  Guards stand in fear because death was not the end!

o   Two women go to Jesus’ tomb (28:1)

o   An earthquake & angelic declaration (Vv.2-8)

o   Jesus- ALIVE! (Vv.9-10)

§  Guards appease their conscious with security (Vv.11-15)

II. When Jesus Opens Our Eyes to See (Luke 24:35)

§  Two travelers are joined by a stranger

o   Jesus is not immediately recognized (Vv.13-16)

o   They tell this stranger what they know (Vv.17-24)

o   This stranger connects the dots (Vv.25-27)

§  A Meal that changed everything

o   They see Jesus with their heart & eyes! (Vv.28-32)

o   They ran back to Jerusalem to spread the word (Vv.33-35)

III. Jesus Opens our Hearts to Receive (John 20:19-23)

§  The Disciples are hiding out of fear (Vv.19-20)

o   Jesus appears and drives out their fear

§  The Disciples are sent out on Gospel Mission! (Vv.21-23)

IV. The Gospel Invitation Continues…

·         The guards story continues to be told; disbelief of Resurrection (Jesus was a good teacher, leader, humanitarian, etc.)

·         The Gospel Truth continues to be lived; Jesus is our Savior, Healer, Sanctifier and soon Returning King!

Going deeper questions (SMall Group)

·         What stood out to you about this message and why?

·         Describe the difference between the guards lie and the Gospel truth?  How are both present today?

·         How essential is Resurrection to the Gospel?

·         How does your life reflect the reality of the Resurrection?

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