Back to Life

April 9, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

What to expect when Jesus brings you back to life.

  • Christianity to be .
  • to no longer be .
  • to become .
    • If there is an obstacle in your life and you’re about it… God is on it!




What Do You Think? 

  1. Looking back at your notes from Sunday’s message, what particular point, verse or comment caught your attention, challenged or confused you? 

2. What was your favorite part about Easter weekend?

The Story of Your Life

  1. Have you ever engaged in a conversation with someone regarding whether the Resurrection really happened? If so, how did it go?

2. Studies show 75% of Americans believe the Resurrection to be true. In light of this, why do you think so many choose not to follow Christ or live like this is true?

Digging Deeper in God’s Word

  1. The Resurrection of Christ
    1. What does Paul say about the Gospel? Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-3.
    2. How do we know Christ rose from the dead? Read 1 Corinthians 15:4-8.
    3. How is Paul a testimony of the power of the Gospel? Read 1 Corinthians 15:9-11, then Acts 9:1-6.
  2. Understanding who Jesus is and what He has done for us is the essential message of the Resurrection. The following passages all contain statements that Jesus made about Himself. For each one, identify what He says and any ways you can think of how His description of Himself can impact our lives as believers.
    1. Matthew 11:28-30.
    2. John 6:35.
    3. John 8:12.
    4. John 10:14-15.
    5. John 14:6.
    6. Which of the descriptions of Jesus catches your attention the most and why?
  3. Many times, living out your faith is the best proof of a resurrected Jesus. How do the following verses reinforce and describe what this looks like?
    1. Matthew 5:13-16.
    2. Philippians 2:1-5.
    3. 1 Peter 2:15-17.
    4. Which of these verses influences you the most to live like Jesus?
  4. What does James 5:7-9 have to say about one’s attitude until the Lord’s coming?

Personal Reflection and Application

1) Have everyone share one thing someone else mentioned in this discussion that struck a chord with you.

2) Pray for one another.       


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