The Good Ol’ Good News of the Gospel

March 31, 2024   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

Acts 1:1-5 | Jesus’ 40-day post-resurrection hang sesh.

Acts 1:1-5 | John 20:11-18 | Matthew 28:9-10 | Luke 23:34, 24:13-32, 36-43 | John 20:26-21:25 | Mark 16:15-18 | 1 Corinthians 15:6-7 |

The good ol’ good news of the Gospel is still what you need because…

  • It’s the only element of that still hearts today.

  • It’s the only way becomes .

  • Christians are never truly .

  • It’s the only way to get to when we and to the Kingdom of God into this world.


Small Group Questions



What Do You Think?

What was your favorite part of Easter weekend at City Church?

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. A 2020 study from Lifeway revealed that 66% of Americans believe the resurrection to be true and that the biblical accounts are completely accurate. 14% said they were unsure. And only 20% disagreed. Since so many clearly believe this to be true, why do you think so many choose not to follow Christ or live like it?

Digging Deeper in God’s Word.

  1. The Resurrection of Christ.
    1. What does Paul say about the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-3)?

    2. How do we know Christ rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:4-8)?

    3. How is Paul a testimony of the power of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:9-11, Acts 9:1-6)?

    4. In light of this, how can your life be a testimony of the power of the Gospel?

  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 Jesus made about Himself. For each one, identify what He says about Himself and any ways you can think of how His description can impact our lives as believers.
    1. Matthew 11:28-30.
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    2. John 6:35.
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    3. John 8:12.
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    4. John 10:14-15.
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    5. John 14:6.
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    6. Which of the descriptions of Jesus catches your attention the most and why?

  3. In reality, living out our 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.
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    2. Philippians 2:1-5.
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    3. 1 Peter 2:15-17.
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    4. Which of these verses influences you the most to live like Jesus?

Personal Reflection and Application

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else shared during this discussion that struck a chord with you.

  2. Break up into smaller groups and pray for one another (men with men/women with women if possible).



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