The Good News of the Resurrected One [The Good News of Jesus]

Jesus Series GFX_App SquareAs we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Eastbrook Church, we begin a two-week exploration of “The Good News of Jesus.” This first weekend, with our Easter celebration, we turn our attention to the account in John 20:1-10 about Jesus’ empty tomb.

While so much could be said about Jesus’ resurrection, in my message this past weekend at Eastbrook, “The Good News of the Resurrected One,” I brought three specific aspects of Jesus’ resurrection into focus:

  • light overwhelming darkness
  • freedom overcoming prisons
  • life overpowering death

You can view the message video and sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (John 20:1)

Light Overwhelming Darkness

“while it was still dark…” (20:1)

“the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (1:5)

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (8:12)

 

Freedom Overcoming Prisons

“the stone had been removed from the entrance” (20:1)

“everyone who sins is a slave to sin” (8:34)

“then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (8:32)

 

Life Overpowering Death

“they have taken the Lord out of the tomb!” (20:2)

“no one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again” (10:18)

 

Responding to Jesus

“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31)

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