4 keynote sermon

Sunday April 1 Easter "He Has Risen" Pastor Wood

Text: Matthew 28:6. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay

  1. He has risen, conquerors death
  1. He has risen signals a new life begun.
  1. He has risen opens to us what God has prepared for those who love Him.

Scripture for reflection:

  1. He has risen, conquerors death
    1. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (ESV) 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
    2. Luke 20:36 (ESV) 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
    3. 2 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,
    4. Romans 4:25 (ESV) 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
    5. Isaiah 26:19 (ESV) 19 Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.
  2. He has risen signals a new life begun.
    1. John 11:25 (ESV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
    2. Job 19:25–27 (ESV) 25  For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.  26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, 27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
    3. Romans 8:11 (ESV) 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
    4. Philippians 3:10 (ESV) 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
    5. Colossians 2:12 (ESV) 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
  3. He has risen opens to us what God has prepared for those who love Him.
    1. Romans 8:33f (ESV) 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
    2. 1 Corinthians 15:14 (ESV) 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
    3. 1 Corinthians 15:17 (ESV) 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
    4. Colossians 3:1 (ESV) If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    5. Psalm 16:9–11 (ESV) Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 11  You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.