EMPTY TOMB LIFE | 04.16.2017 | Easter (“Surprise…”)

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Breaking Ground

What was the best surprise you ever got? What was it, and what was it like to experience it?


The Dig

Read John 20:1-18

Why do you think Mary Magdalene was the only person to go to the tomb? Where were the other disciples?

Why do you think that Mary doesn’t recognize Jesus until he says her name (v16)?

What do you think changed in her mind, heart and soul when she recognized him?

The Seven Markers of the “Empty Tomb/New Creation Life”

1. Centered on ______________.

2. Aware of ______________.

3. Views creation as flawed but ______________.

4. Marked by ______________.

5. ______________ and ______________.

6. Unity without ______________.

7. Views human beings as ______________.

Which of these come easy to you?

Which come more difficult?


Getting Out of the Hole

One of the best things we can do is to actually LIVE out the meaning of Easter, and not just experience it as a day on our calendar.

Choose one of the seven markers, and focus on it for the next seven days.

(If you’re REALLY daring, choose a different one on the following week, and focus on IT.)