Is it Enough?

New Philly Itaewon
Preached by Marcus Corpening on April 5, 2015, Sunday.
Duration: 48 minutes (audio)

 

Discussion Questions

 
Discuss

  1. P. Marcus begins the sermon by talking about his own struggles at times believing that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is enough. Have you ever felt that way about the resurrection or the Gospel in general?
  2.  
    It is Enough to Trust Him

  3. Look up various statements Jesus made regarding his resurrection: Matt. 17:9, Mark 8:31, Luke 9:21-22, John 2:18-20. What does Jesus’ fulfilment of these statements (above all others) say about his trustworthiness?
  4. Read aloud the following quote by Tim Keller:

    “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” – Tim Keller

    Considering this quote, how does belief in the resurrection affect our belief in every other promise that Jesus has made?

  5. P. Marcus discussed how the fact that Jesus has resurrected (and is alive today) was more than enough motivation for the disciples to trust Jesus to go to the ends of the earth. What areas of your life have you doubted that Jesus is alive, and feel challenged to trust Him again?
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    It is Enough to Have Power to Live in Victory

  7. Read Ephesians 1:18-20 and Romans 8:11. If Jesus has risen from the grave, what do these passages say that we possess through faith in Him?
  8. Read the following quote from Wayne Grudem (well-known theologian, author of ‘Systematic Theology’):

    “Christ’s resurrection was not simply a coming back from the dead, as had been experienced by others before such as Lazarus, for then Jesus would have been subject to weakness and raging, and eventually would have died again just as all other human beings die. Rather, when he rose from the dead, Jesus was the first fruits of a new kind of human life.” – Wayne Grudem

    P. Marcus talked about the difference between “revival” power and “resurrection” power, “revival” faith and “resurrection” faith. What is the difference? How can you apply that distinction to your current spiritual walk?

  9. The word “resurrect” literally means “to rise again.” In the sermon, it was mentioned that because of the “resurrection power” living in each of us, Christians should be the most resilient, optimistic, hopeful individuals in the world. Discuss in your CG areas where you’ve felt beat down, pressed, or persecuted. How are you going to bounce back? Pray for one another that Jesus’ resurrection power will be evident in you as you move forward!

 

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