CHANGES MADE IN US BECAUSE OF JESUS’ RESURRECTION
A. If you are a Christian, you should be grateful to Jesus because His resurrection has
changed your past, present and future.
B. What some people think about Easter:
C. As adult Christians we have a greater insight into the resurrection of Jesus. Matthew
I. Jesus, because of His resurrection, has changed our past.
A. Before becoming a Christian, we were sinners who deserved eternal damnation.
Romans 3:23 (831); Romans 6:23a
B. Christ’s resurrection from the grave defeated sin and death. Romans 6:
8-14 (833); 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 (851)
C. Having been baptized into the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, sin and death
don’t have authority over us. Romans 6:3-7 (833); 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 (851)
II. The resurrection of Jesus has changed our present condition.
A. Our present conditions: saved (Romans 6:17-18; 1:16-17, 6:3-6); free from condem-
nation (Romans 8:1-2, p834); continual cleansing from sin (1John 1:7-9, p899); we
are investing in eternity. Matthew 6:19-21 (707)
III. The resurrection of Jesus has changed our future.
A. We look forward to the blessings of eternity. 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 (872
2 Corinthians 4:14-18 (854); 1 Peter 1:3-5 (894)
A. Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we can live in view of eternity. 2 Cor. 5:14-17