Passage: John 20:1–10 Theme: The Reality of the Empty Tomb A Reality? 1) The empty tomb indicates a new creation has dawned. 2) The empty tomb demonstrates Jesus possesses the authority and power of God. 3) The empty tomb produces belief in those who are truly the children of God. Main Idea: By his resurrection, Jesus proves that he is the only source of eternal life. Application Questions: 1. In what ways does the empty tomb give you hope? How do you know that it wasn’t simply an elaborate hoax created by the early followers of Jesus? 2. Why did Jesus have to rise from the dead? Wasn’t it enough that he paid the penalty of our sin through his sacrificial death? (Try to think of scriptures that back up your response) 3. If Jesus has provided us with eternal life and he possesses the authority over our lives, why do we still struggle with submitting to him in our daily lives? How do you struggle with submitting to him? 4. What are some ways that we can live out the reality that we possess eternal life now even in the midst of our present circumstances of staying at home?
Glory + Grace
April 12, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff • John 20:1–10