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Resources on Jesus Christ

Resources on Jesus Christ

Our Response to the Resurrection (Easter)

Acts 17:32 32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONALVERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 byBiblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Application Discussion Questions:

The Wisdom of the Cross (Good Friday)

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” 20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom…

Comfort (Christmas Eve)

Isaiah 40:1-11 1 Comfort, comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and proclaim to herthat her hard service has been completed,    that her sin has been paid for,that she has received from the Lord’s hand    double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness prepare    the way for the Lord;make straight in the desert    a highway for our God.4 Every valley shall be raised up,    every mountain and hill made low;the rough ground shall become level,    the rugged places a plain.5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,    and all people will see it together.For the…

Gladness and Joy

Isaiah 35:1-10 1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;they will see the glory of the Lord,    the splendor of our God. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,    steady the knees that give way;4 say to those with fearful hearts,    “Be strong, do not fear;your God will come,    he will come with vengeance;with divine retribution    he will come to save you.” 5 Then will…

A Glorious Resting Place

Isaiah 11:1-10 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,    the Spirit of counsel and of might,    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,    or decide by what he hears with his ears;4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of…

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:1-7 1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people walking in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned.3 You have enlarged the nation    and increased their joy;they rejoice before you    as people rejoice at…

The Prayers of Christ

John 17:1-19 17:1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence…

In the Vine

John 15:1-8 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the…

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

John 14:1-14 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord,…

The Heart of Christ

John 13:1-17 13:1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to…

Safe in God

Psalm 91:1-16 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,    my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you    from the fowler’s snare    and from the deadly pestilence.4 He will cover you with his feathers,    and under his wings you will find refuge;    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.5 You will not fear the terror of night,    nor the arrow that flies by day,6 nor the pestilence that stalks in…

So What?

John 21:1-25 1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it…