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Easter 2023: Resurrecting Hope
April 9, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 11:1; Luke 23:50–24:12; Luke 24:36-39

Easter 2023: Resurrecting Hope

April 9, 2023 / Hebrews 11:1; Luke 23:50–24:12; Luke 24:36-39

Today’s Truth: Are you Hope-less?

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Luke 24:1–12 (NIV)

John 20:19–20 (NIV)

John 20:29 (NIV)

John 20:21 (NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:13–14 (NLT)

Closing Question: Does hope need to be resurrected in you?

 


 

Theme: Confident and Sure of What Has Yet to Come

Share Together

What do you love about Easter the most?

Reflect Together

What impacted you the most from Easter Sunday’s message?

Read and Discuss Together: 

Hebrews 11:1 (read 2-3 in different translations get a richer meaning)

  • What is the definition of faith in your own words based on this scripture?
  • How can we have more confidence in faith, surety of what we hope in light of the reality of the resurrection of Jesus?

Luke 23:50–24:12

  • What was the women’s role in coming to the tomb of Jesus that morning?
  • As you reflect on their reaction, how would you have felt when you saw the tomb was empty?
  • What do you find significant about the angel’s question, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Why did they need to be reminded of Jesus’ words? Why do we do this during the “dead” times of our lives?
  • Why do you think the rest of the disciples reacted in doubt when told the tomb was empty? How would you identify with the disciples’ doubts about the resurrection?

Luke 24:36-39

  • Why was it so important that Jesus revealed himself in such an up close and personal way as he did to the disciples? What would you have felt or thought if you were there?
  • Why was the event of the resurrection so significant for the disciples as they formed the early church? Why could it not have survived until today, or even through the first century, without the eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ resurrection?
Pray Together:

How do you need hope resurrected in your life that you could use prayer for? Share other needs as well as updates and answers to prayer.

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