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Easter: A Hope To Change Your World John 11:25-26 April 1, 2018 By: Shaun Brown

I. The __________________ ___________ of Jesus Christ. A. I am the _______________________. I Thessalonians 4:13-14 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (ESV) I Corinthians 15:54-55 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (ESV) B. I am the ___________. C. Jesus gives ______________ _________. Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (ESV)

II. Jesus ______________ a_________________.

I Corinthians 15:12-18 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be is representing God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. (ESV)

A. ________________. B. ________________. This Week’s Songs:

Christ Is Risen He Is Risen Indeed This Confession Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) Man of Sorrows All I Have Is Christ

Easter: April 1, 2018 By: Joey Tomlinson Small Group Questions *You do NOT have to answer or discuss every question. Feel free to just pick a few. These are meant to guide you in truth. If you are having trouble answering a question, ask your small group leader to help you. They are committed to helping you develop as an authentic follower of Christ.

c. What was the response of those who did not follow Christ? (consider verses 37; 46-53; 57)

d. Why is there a difference between the responses? What does this teach us about conversion?

The COMMUNITY: 1. What was your favorite song from this past weekend and why?

e. How should this shape the way we approach evangelism?

Into the WORD/APPLICATION: Here are some suggested sites in order to dive deeper into God's Word: blueletterbible.org, desiringgod.org/articles/all, biblos.com, ccel.org, logos.com, connect.ligonier.org, thegospelcoalition.org/ channel/bible-and-theology.

f. How does the resurrection impact your faith?

1. Read John 11 and answer the following questions. a. What did Jesus claim in this passage and why is it significant? (be sure to note every claim Jesus made and think through the implications of those claims). g. How should the resurrection impact your faith? b. What was the response of Christ’s followers in the chapter? (consider verses 27; 32; 39-40; 42)