The Resurrection

Download: John 20:1-18 (mp3)

The Resurrection

John 20:1-18

BACKGROUND:

  • The crucifixion of Christ is part of the eternal plan of God to redeem mankind
  • Mary Magdalene was the first to see the resurrected Jesus
  • Mary Magdalene was the first to announce the resurrection of Christ to the world

MARY MAGDALENE’S LIFE BEFORE CHRIST:

  • She was helpless
  • She was hopeless
  • She was in bondage to the demon
  • She was controlled by the demon
  • She was subject to destruction

OUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF CHRIST:

  • We are helpless–Romans 5:6
  • We are hopeless–Ephesians 2:11-13
  • We are in bondage–Romans 6:15-23
  • We are under the controlling influence of another–Romans 7:15-25
  • We are subject to destruction–John 10:10

HOWEVER:

  • Through faith in Christ we are free from eternal condemnation–Romans 8:1-14
  • There is victory in Jesus Christ:
    • Victory over sin
    • Victory over death
    • Victory over eternal condemnation