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
July 12, 2020
Jesus washes his disciples' feet • July 12, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Theme: Glory and Grace through Service Passage: John 13:1–30 Four Truths that we learn concerning discipleship and service: 1. Discipleship begins with the service of the Ultimate Servant (1–5). 2. Disciples receive the cleansing service Jesus provides (6–11). 3. Disciples willingly and actively serve one another (12–20). 4. Even those closest to Christ can reject his service and walk into darkness (21–30). Main Idea: The glory and grace of Jesus demonstrates itself through service.
July 12, 2020
Unit 31 Session 4 • July 12, 2020
Bible Passage: 1 John 3:10-18 Main Point: John wrote that others will know we are Christians because we love one another. Key Passage: Galatians 2:20 Big Picture Question: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God's love for us.
July 5, 2020
Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus • July 5, 2020 • Pastor Phil Burggraff
Passage: John 12:20–50 Theme: Glory and Grace in the Cross of Jesus Notice what the “lifting up” of Jesus on the cross accomplishes: 1. The lifting up of Jesus bears fruit (23–26). 2. The lifting up of Jesus focuses on the Father’s glory (27–28). 3. The lifting up of Jesus brings all things under his judgment (29–33). 4. The lifting up of Jesus saves those who embrace him (34–36). 5. The lifting up of Jesus hardens unbelievers (37–43). 6. The lifting up of Jesus accomplishes perfectly the Father’s mission (44–50). Main Idea: Jesus accomplishments on the cross beckon us to believe and follow him.