Easter Sunday: Jesus is Not a Ghost

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Text: Luke 24:36-49

Luke 24:36-37

  • Picture the scene – Jesus has just been executed on a cross, crucified horrifically, brutally
  • The disciples are in despair, many fled during the arrest of Jesus, now their leader is gone
  • Confused, troubled, grieving, a group of them gathers to console one another and to figure out what to do from here
  • Remember, they gave up everything to follow this man and now he’s dead
  • Suddenly, in the midst of swirling emotions, Jesus stands among them.
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2 Tim 3: Continue in the Gospel

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Text: 2 Tim 3:1-16

Palm Sunday – palm branches – Misunderstood Sunday

Passion Week – passion means suffering

Two weeks ago: Paul gives Timothy the charge to guard the gospel
Last week: Paul gives Timothy the charge to suffer for the gospel
Next week: Paul gives Timothy the charge to continue in the gospel
Easter Sunday: We will join Timothy in receiving the charge to proclaim the gospel

2 Tim 3:1

  • Last Days will be marked by difficulty
  • So in this chapter, Paul urges Timothy in v14 to continue in the gospel
  • What is the gospel?
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2 Tim 2: Suffer for the Gospel

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2 Tim 2: Suffer for the Gospel

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Text: 2 Tim 2:1-26

We are in the middle of a 4 week series through the book of 2 Timothy.

Last week: Paul gives Timothy the charge to guard the gospel
This week: Paul gives Timothy the charge to suffer for the gospel
Next week: Paul gives Timothy the charge to continue in the gospel
Easter Sunday: We will join Timothy in receiving the charge to proclaim the gospel

I believe the key verse for this chapter is found in 2 Tim 2:3.

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2 Tim 1: Guard the Gospel

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2 Tim 1: Guard the Gospel

Text: 2 Tim 1:8-14

Intro

  • Beginning a new book – 2 Timothy – 4 chapters

  • 3 Sundays then Easter Sunday

  • Perfect – 2 Tim 4 is a fitting passage for Easter Sunday

  • Encourage you to read this letter over and over – only 4 chapters

Outline

This week (wk 1): Paul gives Timothy the charge to guard the gospel

  • 1 Tim 1

14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.…

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1 Timothy 6: Money and the Fight for True Life

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Text: 1 Tim 6:3-21

March Madness

  • Only reason I watched – looking for sermon illustration

  • Mercer

  • David and Goliath

  • Jabari Parker lost, Andrew Wiggins lost

  • Kevin Canevari – Mercer dancer extraordinaire

  • Bball – bench player – they are not that good

  • Christian – bench player – playing the role of Christian vs.

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Mars Hill Defends How Mark Driscoll’s ‘Real Marriage’ Became a Bestseller

This article was posted in Christianity Today. Pastors need to heed Paul’s warning in 1 Tim 6:9-10, esp. megachurch pastors and their churches. These and other recent stunts are bringing Pastor Mark’s integrity into question.

Recent reports telling how Mark Driscoll’s book reached the top of a bestseller list have left Mars Hill Church calling the campaign “unwise,” but not “uncommon or illegal.”

Driscoll has recently faced scrutiny for citation errors in a study guide.…

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