Matter of Life and Death “This Changes Everything”

A Matter of Life and Death – Part 4

This Changes Everything

There are __________ ways people approach the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  1. They __________ it altogether.
  2. They are not ___________ sure.
  3. They say they _____________ but their _____________   doesn’t indicate that.
  4. They believe and their life is _____________ because            of that belief.

What you believe about the resurrection of Jesus is truly a matter of ___________ and _____________.

The Bible tells us of Jesus’ ____________ and ____________ and then His _____________________.

Matthew 28:1-8

Jesus Has Risen

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.


The few followers of Jesus were not expecting anything in their lives to _____________ after Jesus’ death.

Has anything ______________ in your life because of the resurrection of Jesus?

The resurrection changes _______________.

Because of the resurrection, death is not _____________ or ______________.

John 11:23-26

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Death is fatal for the ______________ part of the body but not the _____________ part of the body.

Jesus didn’t say that ______________ never dies.  Jesus said that everyone who ____________ in Him never dies.

If you’ve never trusted in Jesus Christ, you face spiritual __________ and _____________ from God for eternity.

The resurrection changes ______________.

The disciples went from ____________ ____________ to ____________ _____________.

Trust in Jesus Christ affects _______ of your life, not just the _________ of your life.

1 Corinthians 15:58

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

The resurrection changes the ____________ of life for the ______________ of Jesus.

If your life has not been _______________, then you’ve not been _______________.

Two actions to consider:

  1. Change your loss of _____________.
  2. Change your lack of ______________.