He is alive! He is risen! The tomb is empty! This is the great hope for all mankind. That Jesus Christ died and rose again three days later.
1 Peter 1:3-5
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Pastor Ryan illustrated 2 key truths in this passage.
1. Jesus is who He says He is.
2. I am not who I used to be.
At the close of the message today Pastor Ryan pointed out there are 4 types of people:
1. Those who are saved who know they are saved.
2. Those who are saved who worry that they are lost.
3. Those who are lost who think they are saved.
4. Those who are lost who know that they are lost.
Spend time as a family honestly answering where you are with the Jesus. He offers us a living hope because He has come back from the dead and proven who He really is – the Son of God and the Savior of the world.
Plan to join us next week as we begin Restore The Table — an exciting new series that will challenge and equip us to restore the family table as a place for spiritual conversations, for passing along our values, and for helping our children to embrace a biblical worldview.