“Jesus’ Promise” Easter Sunday Service 2021-04-04 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Jesus’ Promise

Text:  Matthew 11:17-44

Theme: Jesus raises to new life those who believe in Him

  1. Jesus ____________ Himself.
    1. He responds to Martha’s disappointment.
    2. He reveals His glorious identity: I am the Resurrection & the Life.
  2. Jesus ____________His claim.
    1. First He describes His power in the case of believers who die.
    2. Second, Jesus vows the effect of His power in believers alive with His life in this life.
  3. Jesus ____________His claim.
    1. The Resurrection & the Life Personified calls His dead believer friend into life.
    2. Permit a word to those who reject Christ & His claims.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • How many times in your life do you reckon you’ve heard the Good News of Jesus’ death & resurrection? If you continue to reject His invitation to come to Him for salvation, what is holding you back?
  • What does Jesus mean by His claim to be The Resurrection & the Life?
  • Lazarus’ resurrection demonstrates that no one is ever beyond the Lord’s reach. He can reach into the realm of death with no problem. Is this comforting to you or threatening to you? Why?
  • How does Jesus raising of Lazarus from the dead foreshadow our future? See John 5:27-29.