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From the Sermon: Resurrection Sunday 2023
Preacher: Pastor Jon Needham
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15: 5-7
MAIN POINTS: 1) The Reality of Sin 2) The Cross of Christ, and 3) The Evidence of Resurrection
He Is Risen! He Is Risen, Indeed! Our story starts out with some really bad news. All of us are sinners deserving of death. Nothing short of a life will pay the penalty for
our sin. But God loves us so much, that he sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross in our place, canceling the debt of our sin. Hallelujah! Jesus died, and on the third day
was raised from the dead conquering Satan, sin, and death. There is salvation in no other. Today is the day of your salvation. He is RISEN!
Family Discussion Questions:
1. What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage?
2. What is a sin that you are currently struggling with? If you’re a believer, share a time that God has given you victory over a specific sin.
3. How does our life and relationship with Christ reflect his death, resurrection, and ascension?
4. When you aren’t putting your faith in Christ’s death and resurrection, what are you putting your faith in?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your regular routine, perhaps reading together around the table during a meal.
· There are five questions, each with a different theme. You can choose one night a week to go over all five, do a couple of questions a few times a week, or discuss one question per day.
· Each question is meant to be a conversation starter—model for your children how to answer these questions by sharing your own personal insights.
· Even if your conversations don’t go as planned, don’t be discouraged. ALL time spent talking about and reading God’s word is valuable!
· The more consistent you are in having these discussions, the more fruitful they will be. As this becomes part of your weekly rhythm, your kids will anticipate the questions and listen more attentively at church.
- Romans 3:23; 6:23
- 1 John 2:2; 3:16
- 1 Corinthians 15:14, 17
- John 20:25, 27-28
Use these additional scriptures as daily reading. This is also a great way to help your children learn to locate passages in the Bible.
Attribute of God:
GRACIOUS: God offers us the gift of salvation even though we don’t deserve it. This is the ultimate grace.
We focus on a new attribute of God each week to discuss as a family. Use this time to discuss who God is, answer questions the kids
might have, and talk about what that week’s attribute means to each person in your family.
FAMILY: Spend some time this week praying for your spouse, future spouse, or contentment in singleness.
Each week of the month has its own prayer theme: Church, Family, Community, and Repentance. Use these themes to show your children how to pray. It can be helpful to add this to an already existing routine, like at bedtime or when you’re in the car together.
Christ is Risen
Oh oh, look at the tree
Oh oh, isn’t the fruit good to eat
All in Adam will die
Oh oh, in Christ we shall all be alive
Alleluia! The stone has been rolled away.
Alleluia! Jesus walked away from the grave.
Oh oh, death where’s your sting?
Oh oh, how you have tasted defeat.
Oh the bloodshed, then the last breath
Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen!
And my soul knows
Each month we highlight a different song for you to sing together. Singing is an integral part of worship! Singing as a family helps teach the kids how to worship at church, and as they learn more songs, they will be able to participate more on Sunday mornings. You can practice your songs in the car, at the dinner table, when you wake up, or at bedtime! You can also check out our playlist on Spotify and sing along with your favorite worship songs.
John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yes shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’”
This is the same memory verse that the whole church is learning and it rotates monthly. Practice reciting it as a family each day at least once. Dinner time is a great opportunity to practice together.
New City Catechism:
Questions 25: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
Answer: Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God will remember our sins no more.