Sermon Notes 2022 04 17 AM

April 17, 2022
Paul Gotthardt

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The Simple and Personal Message of Easter 


John 20:19-29


Most people DO NOT become a Christian because ALL their
__ are answered; they become a Christian because God became real to them in a __ way.


Big Truth: When God becomes __ to us in a personal
way, our critical __ are overcome with belief.

Jesus “told them before it happened, so that when
it happened—they would believe.” (John 14:29)

“But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some were doubtful.” (Matthew 28:16-17)


Doubt is what happens when the information we receive differs from the __ we know.


Conclusion: Here's that simple message of Christ one more time.

  • You and I were created for relationship with God. 
  • Our sin separated us from that relationship.
  • There was nothing that we could do to reconcile the relationship on our own.
  • Jesus did what we could never do. He lived a sinless life, He died on the cross for our sins, and He rose again on the third day that we may have life.
  • Jesus offers eternal life (or a reconciled relationship) to those who will turn from their sin by placing faith in Christ.