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Sunday AM Remix – 4.24.11 (Easter Edition)


Happy Easter! What a great weekend we have had despite the rain and tornado’s.  Today was filled with celebration and contemplation at FBC Harvester as we wrapped up our Triumph series.  We celebrated the fact that Jesus has risen, and that we can find forgiveness of Sin only in Him, and contemplated the reality that one day we too will die.  Death is one of those things that we don’t like to talk much about but it is something that everyone will face.  However, as Christ Followers, we can Triumph over death because of the Cross of Christ and the Resurrection of Christ!

Here are my notes from todays Easter Service.

Over Death
Hebrews 9:27-28

“(God) has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

*The Good News of Easter is that Jesus is God, He died a brutal death on the Cross, and has resurrected Himself and now lives! That is what Easter is all about.

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”  Hebrews 9:27-28 (NKJV)


1.  DEATH Is Unavoidable.

“. . . it is appointed for men to die once . . .” Hebrews 9:27a (NKJV)

*We live forever, our body doesn’t.
*We have to be careful not to confuse the body with the soul.  The body will die, the soul will live forever.
*We live in a world that is fascinated with death but terrified of it. But it’s something we need to think about.

“A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.”  Ecclesiastes 7:4 (NLT)

*It takes a death to have a resurrection. In order to get a new life, the old one has to die.

2.  JUDGMENT Is Inevitable.

 “. . . but after this the judgment. . .”  Hebrews 27b (NKJV)

Sin        ->       Death        ->     Judgment

*Every person faces these three problems.

“When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race.  Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.”  Romans 5:12

 “For the wages of sin is death . . .” Romans 6:23a (NKJV)

 *We may be able to hide from others, but we cannot hide from God. He see’s everything.

“No one can hide from God.  His eyes see everything we do.  This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done.”  Hebrews 4:13

*One day we will face Judgement and have to give an account for everything we have done.
*On Judgement day, we will either stand alone and defend ourself, or be defended by Jesus work on the Cross.

3.  SALVATION Is Available.

“. . . so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”  Hebrews 9:28 (NKJV)

*Jesus died for our sins, he rose from the dead conquering sin, and one day He’s coming again to eliminate sin and take those who have trusted Him as Lord and Savior Home.

“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”  1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NLT)

*Christ stands as our defender against sin, death , and judgement.
*Good people don’t go to Heaven … Forgiven people do!

“Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:  ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?’   For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:54-57 (NLT)

*The Question: Have you Surrendered your life to Him?

*If you would like more info on how to become a Christian, or what it means to be a Christ Follower simply click here.


*Today, we have MET the resurrected Christ, we have WORSHIPED the resurrected Christ, now the challenge is for us to REPRESENT the resurrected Christ and SHARE the resurrected Christ with others!

This has been a great series as we learn to stand Triumphantly through the power of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  If you missed today, or simply want to hear/watch todays teaching simply click here and it will direct you to our online teaching resources.

We would love for you to begin serving with us by using your spiritual gift/s.  We have created an on-line resource that allows you to see the various ministries here at FBC Harvester and we encourage you to take some time to see where you can serve and then contact the place that seems like a fit for you. You can see that resource by clicking here.

Make plans to join us next week as we start a brand new series titled, “Parent Trapped … Biblical Wisdom for Popular Pitfalls.”

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