Have You Gotten The Message?


Pastor's Sermon Points 04/01/18



Scripture Text: Matthew 28:1-8 NLT

Subject: Have You Gotten The Message?

INTRODUCTION:  As we have gathered here on this Resurrection Sunday, it must be noted that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ next to His birth are the most significant events in the history of mankind so far. These three events have given us two of the most revered and celebrated days on the Christian calendar.

The death and burial of Christ gave us Good Friday and His resurrection gave us Easter. Throughout the world of Christendom believers on this Resurrection Sunday look with humble reverence and renewed hope at God's plan of salvation through His Son Jesus the Christ to set the captives free.

As I build my case this morning, I would be remiss if I didn't share with the fact that the reason the church has been careful and mindful to  remember and keep alive these events is because together they form the heart of the Christians gospel.

Remove the resurrection and the cross is tragedy but without the cross we could not have the resurrection.

Sermon Points

  • Voluntary Death
    • John 3:16
    • John 10:17-18
    • John 15:13
  • Substitutionary Death
    • Romans 3:10 & 23
    • Romans 6:23
    • Mark 10:45
    • Second Corinthians 5:21
    • Romans 4:25
    • Isaiah 53:5
  • Victorious Death
    • Matthew 28:5-6
    • First Corinthians 15:55-57
    • First John 5:4

Summary Verse: "....Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into the heaven? This same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:11