Pastor Wade preaches the 2017 Easter Sermon entitled
"Some Things to Remember about that First Easter"
WBC Youth Ministry
"Were you there"
WBC Adult Choir
"Love Grew Where the Blood Fell"
Title: Some Things to Remember About That First Easter
Text: Matthew 28:1-10
Intro: What a morning that first Easter must have been; the Agony of the last couple days. Never mind that Jesus told them exactly what was going to happen, His followers were disheartened. They were downcast and discouraged. As Scripture declares, pain comes in the night, but JOY comes in the morning. Well, it’s morning and it’s time to Remember. Let’s Read our Scripture and Remember some things about that First Easter.
1. Remember The Heart Of Mary (v. 1)
2. Remember That God Is All Powerful (v.2a)
3. Remember Death With Christ Is Not Final (v.2b)
4. Remember Rebellion Will Turn To Reverence (v.4)
5. Remember Jesus Turns Fear Into Faith (v.5)
Isaiah 41:10, 11 NKJV “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ “Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.
6. Remember The Word’s Of Christ - He Speaks Only The Truth (v.6)
ILL - A story in a magazine tells of a little girl who went to the doctor. The doctor was trying to set the little girl at ease. As he looked into her ears, he said, "who’s in there, Mickey Mouse?" The little girl shyfully said, "no." The doctor looked into her throat and said, "who’s in there, Donald Duck?" She said, "no." He began to listen to her heart and asked, "who’s in there Barney?" She said "no, Jesus is in there, Barney’s on my underwear!" ILL - CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD
b) Hunger for God’s Word. It is the only truth we have.
c) Cling to His promises.
7. Remember That Jesus Turns Anguish Into Joy (v.8)
8. Remember That Jesus Comes Looking (v.9)
a) He was looking for his disciples and met them to show them he was alive.
b) HE’S LOOKING FOR THE PRODICAL SON
c) HE’S LOOKING FOR THE WANDERERS
d) HE’S LOOKING FOR THE LOST
v Let’s Remember the joy of that First Easter
v Perhaps you are here and you are far from God…Come Home!
v Perhaps, you have never made a public declaration of your Relationship with Christ.
v Maybe, you need to take another step in the family of God through Church membership