Finding Jesus in the Fear

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Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.

 

Connect:

  • What Easter traditions did you enjoy growing up? What Easter traditions have you continued to practice as an adult?

 

Dig Deeper:  

Read Luke 24:1-53  

  • The Gospel of Luke gives us more minor details regarding the resurrection of Jesus than most other gospels. What small details do you notice? (examples: times of day, names, places) What significance do these small details play?

 

  • Who were the first to discover Jesus’ tomb was empty? What is the significance of these being the first testimonies of Jesus’ resurrection?

 

  • What was the initial response from the disciples concerning Jesus’ resurrection? How long did it take for their doubt to subside?

 

  • Who were the disciples that walked the road to Emmaus? (Hint: Cleopas’ name appears in a shortened spelling in John 19:25.)

 

  • How does your view of Luke 24:13-34 change if these two disciples were in fact a couple?

 

  • How do we see Jesus respond to the disciple’s doubts? What does he do to encourage their faith?

 

Make It Personal:

  • What impacted you the most this year regarding Easter?

 

  • Why do you personally believe that Jesus really did rise from the dead?

 

  • How does this belief change the way you live today?

 

  • After the resurrection in the scriptures, we find Jesus’ disciples in a season of disorientation. They were fearful, anxious, confused. How might you relate to the disciples in this season? How has your life become disoriented?

 

  • On Sunday, Pastor Jason introduced three stages of spiritual development (orientation, disorientation, and reorientation). How have you personally experienced these stages of development?

 

  • What are some fears that you have had over the past few weeks? How does the truth of Easter that Jesus is with us help you in your fear?

 

  • If Jesus were to appear to you today amidst your daily routine, what do you think He would say to you?

 

  • What was one thing you have found God teaching you this week from this week’s sermon, life group study, or your own personal time with Jesus?

 

 

Tags: jesus, resurrection, fear, peace, anxiety, comfort, assurance

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