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April 9, 2023 (Easter) Pastor Prep Notes

April 9 (EASTER) Resurrection Power REVEALED — A

NEW LIFE on the move!!!!

Scripture to Remember:

11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you Romans 8:11


Gospel: On the road to Emmaus -> …. Luke 24:13-34 “And he appeared to Peter”

Pentecost Sunday. -> He get’s it!!!!! Acts 2:32-41

Reflection:

Can i combine Easter with Pentecost. Let’s try. Seeing both together will help us better understand “RESURRECTION POWER REVEALED & ON THE MOVE!”


First a real moment in History. JESUS IS ALIVE!!! Resurrected!!! Listen to what Paul has to say:


3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church.


Second, this real life resurrection sets the stage for another moment in history… the moment when HOLY SPIRIT FIRE RESTS UPON EVERY BELIEVER!!!


46 And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. 47 It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ 48 You are witnesses of all these things.


49 “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”


That moment comes, listen to what Peter has to say:


32 “God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this. 33 Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God’s right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today. 34 For David himself never ascended into heaven, yet he said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand 35 until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.”’[g]36 “So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!”37 Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” 40 Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!”41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.


That’s resurrection power revealed! The NEW LIFE of God is on the move, then and now!!!! For every believer!!!! Take a moment, look around, remember and celebrate how the resurrected Jesus has moved and continues to move in our lives! Thank you JESUS!! “MORE LORD,MORE!”

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