EASTER SUNDAY | KNOW GOD
April 4, 2021
EASTER SUNDAY | KNOW GOD | 04.04.21
Proverbs 29:18 (MSG) If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
Make a .
Jesus didn’t come to make bad people . He came to make dead people .
Romans 8:11 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this Same Spirit living within you.
Easter isn’t just about the resurrection .
Easter is about the resurrection .
To know .
Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV) “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ ”
God isn’t looking for . He’s looking for .
Matthew 15:1-3, 6-9 (NIV) Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? …You nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’ ”
SYMPTOM OF RELIGION
– with trying to do good things.
Philippians 3:10 (NLT) I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.
Easter isn’t just about celebrating the resurrection publicly.
Easter is about experiencing the resurrection personally.
DO YOU LOVE ME?
1. because He first loved me.
Romans 5:8 (NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:19 (NIV) We love because he first loved us.
2. with all of my heart.
Hebrews 11:6 (TPT) …For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking him.
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
3. my life.
Luke 9:24 (NLT) If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.
A: I already know God personally.
B: I want to begin a real relationship with God today.
C: I want to consider what God wants to do in my life.
D: I don’t ever intend to make that decision.
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