23 Mar Resurrection: The Death Of Death 03/22/2020
Pastor Pete Hartwig
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.
FAITH, TRUST, BELIEF –
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
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
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.
FAVORITE resurrection SCRIPTURE
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
CLOSING: LIVE VIGIL TONIGHT 6:30pm. HOLY SPIRIT