By pouring out his Holy Spirit, Christ empowered the Church to gather in the great harvest of souls won by the Son. We close out our Easter sermon series on Sunday: He Lives to Pour Out His Spirit!
Life is VICTORIOUS over death on this Easter Sunday. That’s a big statement. Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus breaking the grave. It doesn’t work anymore. All the dead will rise from the grave one day.
Where is God? We equate good fortune with God’s favor and bad fortune with his judgment. So if life is generally good, God must be happy with our performance no matter what we do! That false security must be CRUSHED. God must constantly remind us where he intends to be found—in the gospel.
How is the resurrection revealed? This is the season of Epiphany after all. For the past six weeks we’ve seen Jesus reveal his power through one miracle after another. This Sunday we see that he is revealed as God on the pages of Scripture. The Gospel of Luke shows that perfectly with the Beatitudes.