Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LifeWay Explore the Bible: Amazed by the Resurrection!

We know that Easter is much more than family gatherings, Easter egg hunts, and displaying new clothes. It is a celebration of Jesus' sacrificial death and victorious resurrection. This week, while watching TV,  I was reminded of how much emphasis is placed on everything about Easter other than Christ's resurrection. One commercial heavily emphasized dressing up in new clothes, gathering with family, eating together, and hunting Easter eggs.  LifeWay's Explore the Bible study: Amazed by the Resurrection provides us with the opportunity to refocus our celebrations on the amazing way God provided salvation through the death and resurrection of His Son. While people may gather at church for different reasons I pray they will leave amazed by the resurrection!
I have tweaked the Target and the Teaching Outline to bring what I feel is a better focus on the biblical text for this Sunday. I have also provided several illustration for you to consider using as a part of the plan. 

Below is a summary of the approach I have taken:

Target: Your goal is to help adults realize the amazing truth found in Jesus’ death and resurrection. They should be able to identify why His death and resurrection is so amazing to them.

LOOK IN Outline:
  1. We Should be Amazed that he Willingly Sacrificed Himself for Us
  2. Realizing Jesus is God's Son Should Amaze Us
  3. Knowing Jesus is Risen from the Dead Should Amaze Us

Download Directions: Click the above link. When the file opens, choose "Download" located in the upper right corner of the window. Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to copy, paste, delete, or edit any of the content.
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