Sermon Notes April 17, 2022

Easter – “Hope Renewed”                        Facts About Jesus’ Death:

1. When Jesus died no one believed He was the _______________________________________.

2. So after Jesus died there were no _________________.

3. If Jesus couldn’t keep Himself alive, what was the point of keeping this ______________________________ alive?

4. Why? Because Jesus clearly wasn’t _____________ He _________________________ to be.

Read John 6:1-71.

John 6:66-69, “From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him. ‘You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve.  Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that You are the Holy One of God.’”

5. The Apostles followed Jesus because of who He claimed to be and because of who they thought Jesus ____________________________________________.

1 Peter 1:3-6, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  6In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”

1 Peter 1:18-19, “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”