Easter in the garden

Garden of Golgotha
Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022 • Brian Becker • In The Garden

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Sermon Notes • April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday • Pastor Brian Becker

1 Corinthians 15:13-19 (NIV)
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching useless and so is your faith… And if Christ has not be raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins… If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV)
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead… For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

Christ has indeed been raised from the dead!

John 11:25 (NIV)
I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die."

Matthew 27:31-33 (NKJV)
After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him… They came to a place called Golgotha which means "the place of the skull."

John 19:41-42 (NKJV)
At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Luke 24:1-6 (NKJV)
Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but He is risen!

Mark 16:6-7 (NKJV)
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell His disciples - and Peter - that he is going before you into Galilee, then you will see Him, as He said to you.

Distracted by misplaced ambitions.
Distracted by personal failures.
Distracted by outside influences.

Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his steps we are healed.

The death of Jesus was not the end of Jesus.

Romans 8:11 (NLT)
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 the same Spirit living within you.

Psalm 36:7-9 (NIV)
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of. Your house;
You give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life.

Repent: A sorrow for sins: "I have been part of the problem."
Believe: A choice to follow: "I believe Jesus is the answer."