Resurrection: The Death Of Death 03/22/2020

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes

Resurrection: The death of death


My dad passed away: Thank you.

My wife, 3 kids… amazing… mom  – Grief is real


Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn – comforted


Child: My dad  – MBA, Farm, Corporate engineer, so strong – invincible


I got OLDER – so did he – invincibility vs. reality


Dad’s faith in Jesus – quiet and strong



The times we are now facing.


Financial markets, health system, political, education


The foundations are being shaken.


The number of deaths – daily.





Basic assumptions = Expectations – JESUS


American dream = Jesus’s purpose in your life


EASTER = who, what and why of Jesus

EASTER = the real world.


SLIDE: Jesus has been predicting his death, burial and resurrection 


Resurrection Rumors!


His disciples recoil at this kind of talk!


The Messiah would never die!

He would live forever –


Basic assumptions = Expectations –  JESUS… isn’t , wasn’t


THEN! – resurrection = he is and he was


HE HAD TO DIE – In order to be resurrected


SLIDE: Death precedes resurrection


What does the bible say about death?


Genesis  – LIFE = it is good.


Genesis 2:17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”


Death – Not sin.

Gen. 3:4 “you will certainly not die” – satan


Sin becomes an entity that promotes death –


death is the problem!


EASTER – Resurrection – Changes everything


First Christians?




SLIDE: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57  “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”(a)  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Paul – OT events and prophecies


SLIDE: (a) Hosea 13:14 “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?




SLIDE: 1 Cor. 15:42-44 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.


What does this mean?


SLIDE: 1 Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.




SLIDE:  Death “breaks the power” of death

Hebrews 2:14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he (Jesus) too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.



SLIDE: Feet to Your Faith


SLIDE: Death precedes resurrection


SLIDE: Death defeats death


SLIDE: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Communion

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


SLIDE: Proclaim the Lord’s death – Until he returns