Apr. 09, 2023
1 Peter 1:3-5
There Is Still Hope for You!
1. The Resurrection is Not a Museum Piece
A. “I Believe in the Historical Resurrection of Jesus Christ”
B. That was Good for Them
1 Corinthians 15:5-8
2. Blessing the God Who Has Changed Everything
A. Words of Worship
2 Corinthians 1:3
B. It is about Him
“To receive mercy, we must first know that God is merciful. And it is not enough to believe that He once showed mercy to Noah or Abraham or David and will again show mercy in some happy future day. We must believe that God’s mercy is boundless, free and, through Jesus Christ our Lord, available to us now in our present situation.” AW Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, p. 98.
C. He Has Caused Us to Be Born Again
D. A Living Hope
Romans 5:1-3, 5
3. The Reason and Content of our Hope
A. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
B. An Inheritance
C. Who not what (v. 5)
D. It is Ready
1. Do you have hope today? Where are you placing your hope?
2. Has the Resurrection of Jesus swallowed up death in your life today?
Follow Up in the Word This Week…
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:5-8
How does it help you to know that the resurrection of Jesus was a historical event? How would you express this to a friend who never heard this?
Read: Corinthians 1:3
Can you express your heart in this way to say, “blessed is the Father”?
Read: Psalm 42
Can you identify with the struggle the psalmist expresses in this psalm? Read the lines again about hoping in God.
Read: Jeremiah 29:11
What is God’s intent according to this verse? Do you recognize this intent in your personal life? How would you help someone who is struggling to see God’s intent for good and hope?
Read: Romans 5:1-5
How are we “justified” according to these verses? What is the result of being justified according to these verses?
Read: John 11:23-27
What is Martha’s reply to Jesus and how does Jesus answer her? When death enters our lives through a loved one’s passing how can Jesus’ words help us?