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Message series i am - part 10 - i am resurrection & the life - pastor chuck bernal - 04-16-17


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This message is the 10th and final part of the message series “I AM” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this Easter message titled, “I AM The Resurrection And The Life”, Pastor Chuck talks about how the resurrection of Jesus changes everything in our lives both now and for eternity. Using the story of Lazarus, he shows how the resurrection gives us hope, healing and help.
This message was delivered at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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Message series i am - part 10 - i am resurrection & the life - pastor chuck bernal - 04-16-17

  1. 1. I AM THE resurrection and the life
  2. 2. A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick.
  3. 3. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” . . . So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days . . .
  4. 4. When Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days. (John 11:1-3, 5-6, 17 – New Living Translation)
  5. 5. Powerful emotion
  6. 6. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:20-21)
  7. 7. Now when Mary came to where Jesus was, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:32)
  8. 8. Jesus had just wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” (John 11:36-37)
  9. 9. On your darkest day, easter brings hope
  10. 10. in your deepest pain, easter brings healing
  11. 11. For your greatest fears, easter brings help
  12. 12. Profound truth
  13. 13. Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
  14. 14. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” (John 11:23-26 – New Living Translation)
  15. 15. I am the resurrection
  16. 16. Jesus gives us eternal life After we die
  17. 17. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 – English Standard Version)
  18. 18. This gives us hope
  19. 19. I am the life
  20. 20. Jesus gives us the best life Possible before we die
  21. 21. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (John 10:10 – Message)
  22. 22. I came so that they could have life — indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest. (John 10:10 – Common English Bible)
  23. 23. This gives us purpose
  24. 24. Promised action
  25. 25. Jesus arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.”
  26. 26. Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”
  27. 27. Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” (John 11: 38-44 – New Living Translation)
  28. 28. Because jesus is the resurrection and the life, we can be truly free
  29. 29. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free. (John 8:36 – Common English Bible)
  30. 30. Jesus frees us from our guilt
  31. 31. Jesus frees us from our fear
  32. 32. Jesus frees us from our pain
  33. 33. Who is this available to?
  34. 34. God accepts anyone from any nation or race who worships him and does what is right. (Acts 10:35)
  35. 35. It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from — if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open. (Acts 10:35 - Message)
  36. 36. The answer is simple: everyone!
  37. 37. How do I get these benefits?
  38. 38. But to all who have received him — those who believe in his name — he has given the right to become God’s children. (John 10:12 – NET Bible)
  40. 40. So NOW you need to rethink everything and turn to God so your sins will be forgiven and a new day can dawn, days of refreshing times flowing from the Lord. (Acts 3:19 – Message)
  41. 41. Let’s pray