Summary: Message about the impact of the resurrection.
What Difference Does The Resurrection Make?
17Jesus said* to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene came*, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her. 19So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said* to them, “Peace be with you.” 20And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said* to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23“If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”
Experience A Relationship With God As Father
John 1:12 As many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God
Experience Deep And Lasting Peace
Romans 5:1 Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
Colossians 1:20 …”having made peace through the blood of His cross”
Colossians 3:15” Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”
Ephesians 2:14 …”For He Himself is our peace…”
Experience His Indwelling Presence
Colossians 1:27 …Christ in you the hope of glory…”
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
Experience The Most Meaningful Life
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”