Peace, I Leave With You – Part 1 (Easter Sunday)April 4, 2021 / Our Savior Lutheran Church
Peace, I Leave With You – Part 1
God makes peace with us.
Through him (Jesus), God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:20, NLT)
Easter Peace says…
- You are more than .
- Someone is always .
- You are part of .
The ruler of this world is judged. (John 16:11, ESV)
He (Jesus) is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. (Revelation 1:5-6, NLT)
- READ John 20:19-20. What internal and external pressures do you think the disciples were experiencing from others on the very first Easter?
- Why do you think the disciples were locked in a room, isolated from everybody else?
- What do you think the disciples believed their purpose was before Jesus appeared to them in verse 19? How did Jesus give them a new purpose in verse 20?
- What ‘rulers’ put pressure on you to measure up and why?
- How does the true ‘ruler’ of your heart change the way you think about yourself?
- For you, how does Jesus’ words, “Peace be with you” give you a sense that someone is always with you?
- How do you see yourself as part of the Easter story?
- Who do you know needs to be invited into this greater story of Easter peace with you? How can you pray for him/her and how will you invite them into a conversation this week? Come prepared next week to share a story about what happened.