Sermon Outline for April 11, 2021
“THE EASTER DIFFERENCE”
Colossians 3: 1 - 4
INTRODUCTION: Archaeologists digging in Egypt made some interesting observations about ancient pyramid builders. A study of the ancient tombs of Egypt is very revealing. The information provided by a grave can also be revealing. A much more fascinating discovery is found by examining the empty tomb of Jesus. The resurrected Christ has a tremendous impact upon the way we live. It is not just a matter of theological speculation that Jesus was raised from the dead. It is a very practical matter which deserves our most careful attention. Since we share fully in the reality of Christ’s resurrection, we are now provided with:
I. A HIGHER MOTIVATION. (vs 1 – 2)
A. We now should have a new desire for things.
1. Eternal rather than temporary.
2. Spiritual rather than material.
3. Heavenly rather than earthly.
B. We now should have a new determination.
1. “Keep seeking”
2. “Set your mind”
II. A SECURE SITUATION. (v 3)
A. In Christ we are dead, which assures us of:
1. Victory over sin
2. Victory over destruction
3. Victory over eternity
B. In Christ we are hidden, and there is no greater security than to be
found in Christ.
III. A GLORIOUS DESTINATION. (v 4)
A. Easter is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
B. Easter is a promise that Christ will come again.
GALATIANS 2: 20 ROMANS 6: 1 – 11 EPHESIANS 6: 10
ROMANS 1: 16 PSAMS 22: 22 HEBREWS 2: 11 - 12
PHILIPPIANS 3: 10, 13 – 14