What Does Easter Prove


What does it take to get you to believe something?

What difference does it make?

From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.  Matthew 16:21 NLT

But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!” Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”  Matthew 16:22-23 NLT

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.  If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.  And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?  Matthew 16:24-26 NLT

Easter proves God is in control.
How much of life do you control?
Not being in control causes stress.

Easter proves God always keeps His promises.
*Most of us are not very excited about heaven. 

How do we get to heaven?

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.  
Romans 3:22 NLT

*God is interested in what you are facing now.

Are you frustrated with an area of your life?

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life...Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  Matthew 11:28-29  MSG

What should our response be?
- Get to know God
- Learn  to trust Him

How do you know if we are trusting God?

When you start worshiping you stop worrying.