In Christ Shall All Be Made Alive

April 17, 2022   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

KEY TENETS OF THE EASTER/RESURRECTION STORY.

| 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | Matthew 28:1-15 | Mark 16:1-20 | Luke 24:1-53 | John 20:1-29 |

  • Christ on the for the of , was , and on the 3rd day.
  • The resurrected Christ appeared to , then (at one ).

If Christ has not been raised from the dead…

| 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 | Ecclesiastes 8:15 |

  • The Christian faith is , everyone is still in their , Heaven is a , and eternity doesn’t !

  • We should all it !

If Christ has indeed been raised from the dead…

| 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 32-34 | Romans 5:12-21 |

  • All who will be made and is forever!
  • The way we live this life actually .
  • The and of God are as and as Jesus’ resurrected body.

 


SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

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 about Himself 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. In reality, living out your faith is the best proof of a resurrected Jesus. How do the following verses reinforce this idea 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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