Pastor Mac Hammond | April 17, 2022

What a wonderful Easter weekend we had celebrating the resurrection of our Savior! As Pastor Mac preached about, Jesus’ resurrection is truly the basis for our faith, for it changes everything. You and I don’t have to be consigned to a life of our own effort. Jesus’ resurrection has given us the power to rise above the darkness and need that is so evident in a world without God. All we need to do is get to know Jesus. The more we know Jesus, the more He can reveal His power to us. The more we have a revelation of His power at work within us, the more we will come to expect His power to work in our lives!

Dive Deeper:
God will take care of you to the degree that you let Him. How, then, do you let Him take care of you? It is determined by the level of revelation you have about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That glorious moment of victory of life over death is the gateway for you to have an improved quality of life here on this earth.

Jesus’ resurrection produces access to a power source that is supernatural. It’s the same power source that created the universe! What do you expect God’s power to do in your life? You see, when you accept Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior, your DNA changes. Your DNA on a spiritual level makes you someone who bridges the impossible.

Every hard place you come to can be overcome through the power of the resurrection! So how do you learn more about the resurrection? First, spend time with Him. It’s when Jesus called Mary Magdalene by name after His resurrection that her eyes were opened to know Him more. Second, spend time in His word. As revelation comes, peace will come in your life!

Jesus’ resurrection is our power source, and the more you know Jesus, the more you’ll have a revelation of His power and love available to you!

Read About It:
Ephesians 1:17–19 KJV
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Philippians 3:10 KJV
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

John 20:11–16 KJV
But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

John 20:19–29 KJV
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Discussion Questions:
1. What does Jesus’ resurrection mean to you?
2. How does spending time in the Word help us know Jesus better?
3. How does knowing Jesus better help us better understand His desire to take care of us while we are here on earth?

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