“Sunday is Coming”
Pastor Kris Freeman
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 (NLT)
24 But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”
8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12 However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened.
Sunday is Coming!
The Resurrection – Your Personal Story
Your journey – sin, struggle, hurt, abuse
You’re in Saturday – Alone, stopped, forgotten
Without Resurrection, Jesus is:
- Just another good man
- Just another story
- Just another prophet
- Just another martyr
This Jesus – the historical, spiritual, incarnate Jesus – He rose again!
In the middle of this crisis, you have a Christ.
John 14:1-16 (NLT)
1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
Where is your timeline? Find your spot.
Come to a local church – where it’s ok to not be ok.
Three steps to knowing this Jesus
- Admit that I am a sinner
- Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died on the cross so that we could have forgiveness of sin and rose again on the third day.
- Confess that he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and that He is Lord
There are more steps you may need to take based on your personal situation.
- Separate from wrong circles
- Surround yourself with good influences
- Seek help and don’t do it alone
But remember to keep faith – Sunday is Coming!