La búsqueda de la sabiduría
Sabiduría en nuestras palabras

I. Introducción

A. Proverbios 18:21a (NBLA) Muerte y vida están en poder de la lengua.

B. Proverbios 29:20 (NBLA) ¿Ves a un hombre precipitado en sus palabras? Más esperanza hay para el necio que para él.

C. Santiago 1:5 (NBLA) Y si a alguno de ustedes le falta sabiduría, que se la pida a Dios, quien da a todos abundantemente y sin reproche, y le será dada.

D. Nehemías 2:1-5 (NTV) 1A comienzos de la siguiente primavera, en el mes de nisán, durante el año veinte del reinado de Artajerjes, le servía el vino al rey y, como nunca antes había estado triste en su presencia, 2me preguntó: “¿Por qué te ves tan triste? No me parece que estés enfermo; debes estar profundamente angustiado”. Entonces quedé aterrado, 3pero le contesté: “Viva el rey para siempre. ¿Cómo no voy a estar triste cuando la ciudad donde están enterrados mis antepasados está en ruinas, y sus puertas han sido consumidas por el fuego?” 4El rey preguntó: “Bueno, ¿cómo te puedo ayudar?” Después de orar al Dios del cielo, 5contesté: “Si al rey le agrada, y si está contento conmigo, su servidor, envíeme a Judá para reconstruir la ciudad donde están enterrados mis antepasados”.

E. Proverbios 17:28 (NBLA) Aun el necio, cuando calla, es tenido por sabio, cuando cierra los labios, por prudente.

F. Proverbios 26:17 (NTV) Entrometerse en los pleitos ajenos es tan necio como jalarle las orejas a un perro.

G. Proverbios 27:6 (NTV) Las heridas de un amigo sincero son mejores que muchos besos de un enemigo.

H. Proverbios 25:12 (NTV) La crítica constructiva es, para quien la escucha, como un pendiente u otras joyas de oro.

I. Proverbios 26:28 (NLT) La lengua mentirosa odia a sus víctimas, y las palabras aduladoras llevan a la ruina.

J. Proverbios 18:8 (NBLA) Las palabras del chismoso son como bocados deliciosos, y penetran hasta el fondo de las entrañas.

K. Proverbios 11:12 (NTV) Es necio denigrar al vecino; una persona sensata guarda silencio.

L. Proverbios 15:1 (NBLA) La suave respuesta aparta el furor, pero la palabra hiriente hace subir la ira.

M. Proverbios 10:19 (NTV) Hablar demasiado conduce al pecado. sé prudente y mantén la boca cerrada.

N. Proverbios 25:11 (NBLA) Como manzanas de oro en engastes de plata es la palabra dicha a su tiempo.

O. Proverbios 15:4 (NTV) Las palabras suaves son un árbol de vida; la lengua engañosa destruye el espíritu.

II. Conclusión

 

Something to Talk About

April 7-13

Grow Groups Sermon Discussion Guide

GROWING MATURITY pt.2

1 Corinthians 3:5-15

INTRODUCTION:

As you recall the story of the three little pigs—what is the point of the story?

What does it take to build something that will last?

How do we build a marriage that will last?

How do we raise children in the things of the Lord, so that they will walk with God all the days of their life?

What is the most important thing you are building in your life right now?

What has been the biggest thing that has come against building eternal things into your life?

Have you ever gone through a set-back, a storm, reversal, or a dry period spiritually? How did you cope? What did you do to move forward?

What happens in people that causes them to get stuck in a cycle of disfunction in when they face these types of storms?

Genesis 50:20 (NIV) You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Should Christians play the victim or take responsibility to look for ways to move forward? How are you doing with this?

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV84) For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…

What does this mean?

It has been said, “It takes team work to make the dream work.” What is meant by this statement?

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 (NIV) Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body… 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

What are the implications of this verse?

Matthew 12:25 (NIV) “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” 

What must be done to maintain unity?

How does division affect the church?

 

 

TEXT:

1 Corinthians 3:5-15 (NIV) What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

What stands out to you in these verses?

THREE THINGS:

1. THE LIMITATION

Two reasons for limitation:

  • Their condition,

1 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV) You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?

1 Corinthians 3:3a (NIV) You are still worldly. (NKJV) You are STILL carnal.

What was their condition?

They had birth without growth…. What causes people to stay in this state?

  • Their conduct:

1 Corinthians 3:3b (NIV) For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? (NKJV) For where there are envy, strife and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

What kind of conduct were the Corinthians displaying?

Is this still an issue today for Christians today? Why or why not? What can be done about this?

They had division without unity…. How do people develop a divisive spirit? What are the warning signs that a divisive spirit might be taking hold in someone?

 

 

2. THE FOUNDATION

1 Corinthians 3:9-10 (NIV) For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. 10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.

If we are co-workers in God’s service, how are we to following the Biblical Blueprints for our life? Do you have a strong foundation? What does he mean by a strong foundation?

THREE TYPES OF BUILDING:

1. THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

How would you describe the right foundation?

1 Corinthians 3:11 (NIV) For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

How do we build on the foundation of Christ in our lives?

Matthew 7.24-29 (NIV) 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

What is Jesus teaching us here?

Matthew 16.16 (NIV) “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 16.16 (NIV) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

What is the rock that God will build His church on?

The church is built on the rock of Peter’s confession: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” The church is built on a profession of Faith in Jesus Christ the Son of the living God! How does are walk with God strengthen the foundation of the church?

1 Corinthians 3:10 (NIV) By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.

What is being said to us when Paul writes “each one should build with care?”

 

 

2. THE RIGHT FRAMING

1 Corinthians 3:12-13 (NIV) 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.

How does this building occur—what must we do to build on the foundation?

1 Corinthians 3:12-13 (NIV) 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.

So, what are the six different kinds of materials that are used for building?

So, what does the gold, silver and costly stones consist of in building our lives? What are we to be building our lives on and helping build in the lives of others that will last and not perish?

Do you want to build some that will last for the Lord? What will it take?

 

 

3. THE RIGHT FIRING

1 Corinthians 3:12-13 (NIV) 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.

1 Corinthians 3:14-15 (NIV) If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.  If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

What do these verses mean, what will take place? When will this take place?

1 John 2.28 (NIV) And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

What is meant here?

 

CONCLUSION:

Are you building on the right foundation with the right framing?

What is your life producing that has eternal value?

Are the things you’re investing your life in permanent or temporary, durable, or perishing?

Is your foundation strong? Do you place Jesus first in your life?

PRAYER:

For each other and the Church… that we surrender to the Lord and build His kingdom for His glory!

 

 

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

La búsqueda de la sabiduría
La sabiduría de Proverbios

I. Introducción

A. Proverbios 1:1-7 (NTV) 1Estos son los proverbios de Salomón, hijo de David, rey de Israel. 2El propósito de los proverbios es enseñar sabiduría y disciplina, y ayudar a las personas a comprender la inteligencia de los sabios. 3Su propósito es enseñarles a vivir una vida disciplinada y exitosa, y ayudarles a hacer lo que es correcto, justo e imparcial. 4Estos proverbios darán inteligencia al ingenuo, conocimiento y discernimiento al joven. 5Que el sabio escuche estos proverbios y se haga aún más sabio. Que los que tienen entendimiento reciban dirección 6al estudiar el significado de estos proverbios y estas parábolas, las palabras de los sabios y sus enigmas. 7El temor del SEÑOR es la base del verdadero conocimiento, pero los necios desprecian la sabiduría y la disciplina.

1. ¡La sabiduría bíblica es la capacidad de discernir—en mi vida actual—cuál es el curso que debo tomar la cual honra a Dios!

2. La necedad es la rebelión en contra .

B. Proverbios 11:22 (NTV) Una mujer hermosa sin discreción es como un anillo de oro en el hocico de un cerdo.

C. Hay 3 tipos de declaraciones en la Escritura.

1.

2.

3. Proverbios

a. Un proverbio es una descripción contagiosa sobre la manera que las cosas son “”.

D. Proverbios 11:25 (NTV) El generoso prosperará, y el que reanima a otros será reanimado.

E. Proverbios 24:27 (NTV) Antes de construir tu casa, haz tus planes y prepara los campos.

F. Proverbios 26:4-5 (NTV) 4No respondas a los argumentos absurdos de los necios o te volverás tan necio como ellos. 5Responde a los argumentos absurdos de los necios o se creerán sabios en su propia opinión.

1. Beneficiarse de los proverbios requiere usarlos con .

2. Necesitamos darnos cuenta, entre otras cosas, de que el pecado es una . Es de necios.

3. ¡Dios prohíbe el pecado porque inevitablemente !

G. Proverbios 10:19 (NBLA) En las muchas palabras, la transgresión es inevitable, pero el que refrena sus labios es prudente.

  1. La disciplina espiritual del

H. Proverbios 10:25 (NBLA) Cuando pasa el torbellino, ya no existe el impío, pero el justo tiene cimiento eterno.

I. Proverbios 12:1 (NBLA) El que ama la instrucción ama el conocimiento, pero el que odia la reprensión es torpe.

1. ¡Siempre que Dios nos envía cualquier tipo de disciplina—incluso a través de vasos imperfectos—siempre es porque Él !

J. Proverbios 27:15 (NTV) Una esposa que busca pleitos es tan molesta como una gotera continua en un día de lluvia.

K. Proverbios 19:17 (NBLA) El que se apiada del pobre presta al SEÑOR, y Él lo recompensará por su buena obra.

L. Colosenses 2:3 (NTV) En él están escondidos todos los tesoros de la sabiduría y el conocimiento.

1. ¡Al final, es nuestro mientras nos inscribimos juntos en la “escuela de la sabiduría de Dios”!

II. Conclusión

 

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

Día de resurrección 2024

I. Introducción

A. I Corintios 15:6 (NTV) Más tarde, lo vieron más de quinientos de sus seguidores a la vez, la mayoría de los cuales todavía viven, aunque algunos ya han muerto. 

B. Marcos 15:21 (NTV) Un hombre llamado Simón, que pasaba por allí pero era de Cirene, venía del campo justo en ese momento, y los soldados lo obligaron a llevar la cruz de Jesús. (Simón era el padre de Alejandro y de Rufo).

C. Lucas 24:33-34 (NTV) 33En menos de una hora, estaban de regreso a Jerusalén. Allí encontraron a los once discípulos y a los otros que se habían reunido con ellos, 34quienes decían: “¡El Señor ha resucitado de verdad!”.

II. Que significa la resurrección

A. Significa que tu no .

1. “¡Él en verdad ha resucitado” significa que el no va a definir tu identidad!

2. ¡ vales la del Hijo de Dios!

B. Significa que tu no es .

1. Romanos 5:8 (NBLA) Pero Dios demuestra su amor para con nosotros, en que siendo aún pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros.

2. ¡La resurrección para ti significa que lo está por venir!

C. Significa que la no tiene en ti.

1. Juan 11:25 (NBLA) “Yo soy la resurrección y la vida; el que cree en Mí, aunque muera, vivirá”.

2. El “plan de la

3. ¿Cómo a ?

4. Juan 1:12 (NBLA) Pero a todos los que le recibieron, les dio el derecho de llegar a ser hijos de Dios, es decir, a los que creen en su nombre.

III. Conclusión

 

Something to Talk About

EASTER SUNDAY

Week of January MARCH 31-APRIL 6

Grow Groups Sermon Discussion Guide

 

THE DIFFERENCE EASTER MAKES

Matthew 28:1-20

INTRODUCTION:

What is your favorite family Easter tradition?

What are some of your earliest memories of Easter Sunday as you were growing up?

What did you enjoy most about this past Sunday’s Easter service?

What does Easter mean to you?

 

Matthew 27:64 (NIV) So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

Matthew 27:66 (NIV) So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

Why was so much effort made to secure the tomb of Jesus?

 

Psalm 30:5 (NIV) …weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Did Christ disciples really understand what was going on? Were they anticipating the resurrection? If not, why did His enemies have more clarity on this than the disciples?

 

TEXT:

Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV) After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

What stands out to you in this narrative?

 

 

THREE THINGS THE RESURRECTED JESUS DOES:

1. REWARDS FAITH

Why and how does Jesus reward faith in us?

 

Matthew 28:7 (NIV) Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Matthew 28:8 (NIV) So the women hurried away…

Why are obedience and faith connected? How does obedience prove our faith?

 

Romans 8:8 (NIV) Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) says; Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

How do we best please God?

 

Matthew 28:8-9 (NIV) …afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.

Matthew 28:10 (NIV) Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

How did Jesus reward these ladies’ faith and obedience?

Have you proved how faith and obedience bring the presence of Jesus to your life as well? Explain.

 

Ephesians 2.8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

Why must we receive “this gift of God” through faith?

 

 

2. REMOVES FEAR

Matthew 28:5 (NIV) The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Matthew 28:10 (NIV) Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Is there a lot of fear in the world today? Why do you think that is? What are some of the biggest fear producers for people?

What is the antidote for the fear of the world?

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

According to this verse what has God given us to overcome fear? How do we active these in our life to overcome the spirit of fear?

 

1 John 4:4 (NIV) The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

What is meant by this verse?

How do we put this verse into practice daily?

 

Psalm 27:1 (NIV) The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?

What’s the point here?

How do we activate the Lord as light and salvation?

 

John 14:19 (NIV) Because I live, you also will live.

What does Christ promise here? Is this for everyone? How does one get in on this promise?

 

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV) But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

What is meant by first fruits?

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NIV) Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

What do these verses teach about the future Rapture or Resurrection?

 

 

3. RELEASES HOPE

How does the resurrected Jesus Release Hope in His followers?

 

Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV) Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:20 (NIV) Therefore go…

Acts 11:19-21 (NIV) Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV) For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…

What do these passages tell us about how His followers are to bring hope?

 

Acts 11:21 (NIV) The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19 (NIV) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…

According to these verses what is God’s plan for our lives?

 

CONCLUSION:

What difference has Easter made for you personally?

 

John 17:3 (NIV) Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Peter 1:3 (NCV) “We have been born again into a life full of hope through Christ rising from the dead.”

Do you have a life filled with hope? Or do you feel hopeless and trapped most of the time?

 

PRAYER:

How can we pray for you tonight?

 

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