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Victory in Death

Isaiah 53

March 28, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis • Life Beyond the Grave

VICTORY IN DEATH - Isaiah 53 - Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME Where do we find comfort in life and in death? OUTLINE 1. The glory story promises victory. * John 12:12-15 * Isaiah 40:1-11 * The glory story says that God works primarily in strength. 2. The cross story promises suffering. * Isaiah 53 * John 1:29, John 10:11 * Mark 10:45 * 1 Peter 1:18 * Leviticus 17:11 * The cross story affirms God’s work in the middle of suffering. 3. The strange good news promises victory in death. * John 3:14-17 * Hebrews 9:11-28 * This good news brings comfort in life and in death! NEXT STEPS 1. Do I look for the silver lining in every sad story of pain and suffering? 2. Do I give thanks in the middle of pain and suffering? SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF CEDAR HILLS http://www.cedarhillscr.org/give

Heaven is a Wonderful Place

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 • April 11, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

HEAVEN IS A WONDERFUL PLACE 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME 6 myths and 6 truths about heaven. OUTLINE Myth 1. We can be too fixated on heaven. Truth: Being heavenly-minded helps us do earthly good. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 Myth 2. Heaven is all about the future. Truth: Heaven collides with earth. Matthew 13:44-48 Myth 3. We will spend eternity in the clouds. Truth: We will spend eternity on earth. Revelation 21:1-4 Myth 4. We will live forever without a body. Truth: We have bodies in eternity. 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 Myth 5. We won’t be us anymore. Truth: You will be you in heaven. Luke 24:39 Myth 6. Heaven will be boring. Truth: The best is yet to come. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 NEXT STEPS • Be more heavenly-minded. • Life is for living - forever. SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF CEDAR HILLS http://www.cedarhillscr.org/give

Resurrection and Life

1 Corinthians 15 • April 4, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

RESURRECTION AND LIFE 1 Corinthians 15 Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME The resurrection of Jesus gives victory over sin and death. OUTLINE 1. In Adam, all Die (1 Corinthians 15:21-22, Romans 5:12) Without the resurrection... * Our faith is futile. * We are still in our sins. * Death is the final enemy. * Life is bleak and hopeless. 2. In Jesus, all will be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:12-19, John 11:25-26) Jesus is risen! This means... * Our faith matters. * We are forgiven. * We live, even though we die. * We have hope. 3. Thanks be to God, who gives us victory in Jesus. * 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 54-58; John 14:19; 1 Peter 1:3) * The Gospel (The Good News) depends on the resurrection of Jesus. NEXT STEPS * Trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior. * Live in victory. (2 Corinthians 5:17) SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF CEDAR HILLS http://www.cedarhillscr.org/give

The Fear of Death

Psalms 90:1-6 • March 21, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

THE FEAR OF DEATH - Psalm 90:1-6, Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME - Fear of death has real consequences. What should we do it? OUTLINE - Four reality checks about death: 1. Most people fear death. • Job 3:24-26 • I Corinthians 15:57 2. Everyone has an appointment with death. (And sooner than we think.) • Psalm 90 • Isaiah 40:6-7 • John 14:5 3. Death brings sorrow and joy. • 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 • Philippians 1:21-24 • Psalm 39:4 4. Death is not the end of the story. (This world is not my home.) • John 14:1-6 • Matthew 10:28 • Philippians 3:20 • Isaiah 25:8 NEXT STEPS 1. Do not fear the shadow of death. (Psalm 23:4 2. Number our days wisely. (Psalm 90:12) SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF CEDAR HILLS http://www.cedarhillscr.org/give