EASTER HOME AT LAST March 26/27, 2016 For Starters 1. As you look back at this week’s message, was there anything in particular that stood out to you or caught your attention?
Digging In 1. Read Luke 19:10. How does this verse encapsulate the message and life of Jesus? Why does Jesus have to seek us out and save us? 2. Read through 1 Corinthians 15:20-23. What is the difference between what Adam did and what Jesus has done? How are we placed “in Christ”? See also Romans 5:12-20.
Bringing it Home 1. What are the good things in your life that you can look to for fulfillment and happiness instead of God? 2. What has Jesus Christ come to offer us through His life, death, resurrection and future return? What difference does His offer of salvation make for us right now? 3. The resurrection of Jesus means the future has broken into the present, heaven has broken into earth. How can you (and we) live as people of the future, people of heaven right now on earth? And why is thinking in this way about our identity different than simply being people who are waiting for God to “beam us up” to heaven?
“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” - C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle “Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.” - N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope