Pastor Kim reviews the Easter message from Jesus’ resurrection using all four gospel’s accounts. Jesus is our restorer, our courage, my purpose, and my certainty.
Here are the sermon notes that she refers to:
Why should I have faith in Jesus?
- Jesus wants to be my courage.
So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Matthew 28:8-10 (NRSV)
- Jesus wants to be my restorer
5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”
Mark 16:5-7 (NRSV)
- Jesus wants to be my purpose.
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
John 20:19-21 (NRSV)
- Jesus wants to be my certainty
Based on Luke 24:13-35 and the Walk to Emmaus