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04.21.19 | Easter Message Notes

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IDEA - Putting yourself in proximity to the moment will change everything. 



MAIN IDEA - Jesus is the one you've been waiting for. He lights up your darkness.



John 20:19-29

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”



IDEA - Even the most faithful people battle doubt. You’re not alone. Jesus replaces your doubt with devotion. 



“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” 

Charles Colson 



IDEA - If Jesus’ story isn’t true, then I still lived an honorable life. If it is, He changes everything for you and I.



“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

CS Lewis


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This 7 day reading plan points us to the Jesus and the Easter story. You can begin reading by "The Story of Easter" reading plan by clicking here: The Story Of Easter