Easter at Access – The Living

Pastor Jason Burns

April 17, 2022

What do you do when your faith no longer fits?

  • Borrowed Faith
  • Hurt & Loss
  • You just don’t believe

Luke 24:1-8  // On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”  Then they remembered his words.

“Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the centerpiece of the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.” - James Allan Francis

  • He broke the curse of sin
  • He broke the grip of fear
  • He broke the power of death
  • He broke down the gates of Hell
  • He broke death

Luke 24:5  // “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

Genesis 2:7  // Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Deuteronomy 30:19  // This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Romans 8:11 ESV  // And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

  • Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people alive.
  • Easter is meant to be EXPERIENCED, not just CELEBRATED.