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Easter 2020

Happy Easter

The Purpose of Easter

April 12, 2020

Matthew 26:57-68 NOTES

THE INCLUSIVENESS OF EASTER?

1. The trial of Jesus Christ proved God’s all-inclusive purpose for mankind.

John 10:30 (NASB)
30 “I and [God] the Father are one.”

John 14:6 (NASB)
6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)
9  The Lord … is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Matthew 1:21-23 (NASB)
21 “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins … and they shall call His name Immanuel ,” which translated means, “God with us.”

John 5:18 (NASB)
18 For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

2 Corinthians 5:19 (NASB)
19 that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them…

John 3:15 (NIV)
15 everyone [inclusive] who believes in him [Jesus Christ] may have eternal life.

2. The death of Jesus Christ proved God’s all-inclusive love for mankind

John 3:16 (NIV)
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 6:23 (NASB)
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 (NLT)
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Ephesians 1:7 (NCV)
7 In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death, and so we have forgiveness of sins. How rich is God’s grace,

John 15:13 (NASB)
13  Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

3. The resurrection of Jesus Christ proved God’s all-inclusive power to mankind.

Romans 1:4 (NASB)
4 [Jesus] who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,

Acts 17:31 (NASB)
31[God] has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him [Jesus] from the dead.”

Matthew 16:16 (NASB)
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

John 11:27 (NIV)
27 [Martha] told [Jesus], “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”

John 20:27-28 (NIV)
27 [Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Acts 17:31 (NASB)
31  [God] has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man [Jesus Christ] whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

Matthew 10:33 (NASB)
33 “But [Jesus says] whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

John 8:24 (NASB)
24  Therefore I [Jesus] said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He [God], you will die in your sins.”