The way we respond to important events can make a big difference in our life. If we don’t respond properly we can miss out on what’s most important. So today, I’m going to talk about responding well to arguably the most important event in all of history.
So my main question today is: how do we respond to the news of the resurrection of Jesus?
This past Easter we celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus. We celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. But what do we do after? There are many times people hear the story and they just walk away- some people respond with hostility.
There is a better response to the resurrection of Jesus – one that gives us a purpose and a mission.
Our Bible passage today comes from Matthew 28:16-20. These are Jesus’ instructions to his disciples after his resurrection.
Our Bible passage teaches us the right response to the resurrection is confident evangelism, and confident discipleship.
It’s mind-blowing, that the disciples of Jesus were face-to-face with the greatest event in history; the resurrection of Jesus where, HE IS RISEN and they were face-to-face with the Risen Jesus himself, and they were completely blind to it.
I think this story is in the Bible to teach us that we are often like these disciples; blind to the greatness, mission and presence of Jesus.
And so our focus question today is, How do we deal with Spiritual Blindness? Through our story today, we learn that we can deal with spiritual blindness through:
We can all empathize with the anguish of having to make a hard decision. Many times we are faced with choices that are painful and difficult. But as Christians, we have reliable principles that guide us to make the right choices even in the hard times
Our Bible story today demonstrates one of the most important principles we can learn in this life. It’s the story of Palm Sunday, also known as the triumphal entry, where Jesus enters Jerusalem on the final week leading up to the cross.