On this Resurrection Sunday, Lead Pastor Gaylon Clark brings the sermon titled “Earthquake”. The resurrection of Jesus Christ caused the greatest earthquake ever. It was not a destructive but a constructive earthquake. It did not take life; it took life back! It did not steal life; it gave life.
Small Group Questions
Read Matthew 27:57
-28:10 and answer the following questions.
1. What in the sermon impacted you most? Please explain.
2. In reading Matthew’s account of the resurrection, what dothe details related to the burial of Jesus – the linen cloth he was wrapped in, the stone, the seal and the guards – teach us about the resurrection? Why is it significant that the women were the first to come to the tomb and the first to tell others Jesus was alive? What did you see in the passage that you have never noticed or appreciated before?
3. Read Matthew 16:21; 17: 22-23; 20:17-19. Jesus promised he would rise from the dead several times. What would it say about the credibility of his teaching and his claim to be God’s Son if he did not keep his promise? Share specific examples to support what you are saying. What does it say about the credibility of his teachingand his claim to be God’s Son if he did keep his promise? Again, share specific examples to support your response.
4. Pastor Clark closed the sermon by sharing about the most difficult season in his life. We all have seasons in which we feel like the life we love is over or like our dreams for tomorrow are dead. We are breathing but feel dead inside. Have you ever had a season like this? If you feel comfortable, share what happened and how Jesus has or is currently restoring to you the life you felt like you lost?
5. Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Why is it so important that we share with others how God has comforted us during our times of difficulty? Share several ways doing this makes us a better church? How would sharing our difficulties with preChristians make Jesus look good?