Summary: Easter is not about baskets, bunnies, bonnets, or beans; it is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
I. THE PROBLEM WHICH CRUSHED THEM
A. Notice HOW DIFFERENTLY THINGS WERE FROM THEY HAD CONCEIVED
1. Their FAITH IS SHAKEN
2. Their HOPE IS SHATERED
B. Notice HOW DESPONDENT THEY WERE IN WHAT THEY HAD CONCLUDED
1. They had SAD HEARTS (17)
2. They had SLOW HEARTS (25)
II. THE PRESENCE WHICH CHANGED THEM
A. He spoke of the PERSON He was
1. It was EXPOSITORY.
2. It was EXPLANATORY
B. He spoke of the PURPOSE He had
1. His purpose was TO REVEAL THE LOVE of God
2. His purpose was TO REDEEM THE LIVES
III. THE PROSPECTS WHICH CHEERED THEM
A. It involved a NEED THAT MUST BE SERVED.
B. It involved a NEWS THAT MUST BE SHARED.
1. LIVING PERSON - 34
2. LASTING PEACE – 36
3. LIMITLESS POWER - 49