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April 9, 2023 Sermon Notes and Questions

Luke: Does Your Heart Need Healing?

Wk 19: The Resurrection

Luke 24

April 9, 2023

John Arobio

“Easter is the greatest day in the Christian Calendar in my opinion. Without his resurrection all that we believe would be foolishness. With his resurrection we have hope for the future, without it we have nothing to hope for. “

-John Arobio

When Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, He knew that He would be called on to suffer and die.

Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn Him to death and will turn Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day He will be raised to life!”” (Matthew 20:17–19)

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brough us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

 Luke 23:54-56

 Jesus’ Body Laid in Tomb

Now upon the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went into the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. (Luke 24:1-3)


Two things from these verses.

  • When Jesus died his soul and spirit were separated from his body.
    • On the third day when He was resurrected, His spirit and soul were reunited with his body.
    • We will be resurrected in the same way.

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so though Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1 Thessalonians 4:14)


And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. (1 Corinthians 6:14)

  • His resurrected body was seen first by the women
  • The Apostles did not believe them until they went to see for themselves.


He was seen by many people after His resurrection. 

  • First by Mary Magdalene.
    • Jesus said to her, “Mary”. She turned and said to Him in Aramaic, “Rabboni.” (John:16)
  • Second to Simon Peter
  • Third to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus
    • While they were talking and discussing together, Jesu himself drew near and went with them. (Luke 24:15)
  • Fourth to the disciples twice.
    • In the room they were hiding in
    • The seven on the boat.

As they were talking about these things, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace to you.” (John 20:19b)

The Great Commission

              Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19)


Wait until the Power comes upon them.

              And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)


Bottom Line:

The Resurrection is the Reason for Our Hope

  1. What is Easter? 

a. Why is it celebrated?

     2. Who killed Jesus? 

Read Matthew 20:17-19

a. Do you think the disciples understood this self-prophesy of Jesus?

Read Luke 24:1-7

a. Why is it important that Jesus rose from the tomb?

      3. Who was the first person to find the empty tomb?

a. Who was second?

b. Why do you think that none of the apostles were first?

4. What does it mean to be resurrected?

a. Is resurrection reserved only for Jesus?

     5. Read Luke 24:8-12

Put yourself in the apostles sandals,  Would you believe what the women told you?

a. Who did Jesus first appear to after the resurrection?

b. Is there any significance to who Jesus appeared to first?

     6. Read John 20:14-18

a. Why do you think Jesus asked Mary not to cling to him?

b. Is there anything we can learn from Jesus’ resurrection body?

c. Will ours be the same/similar?

     7. Do you believe the statement “seeing is believing” is a true statement?

a. Read Luke 24:33-38

b. Why do you think the disciples still doubted at this point?

     8. What is the great commission?

a. Why do we call it the, “great” commission

b. Think back to when you came to faith in Jesus. Who was it that told you about Jesus?

c. How did they tell you about Jesus?

d. Did you believe in Jesus the first time you heard about Him? Or did it take some time? Please explain how you came to faith in Jesus.

e. What stands out to you most about the life of Jesus Christ?

f. Why do we hesitate telling people about Jesus?

Things to Pray For This Week

Please pray that God would put an urgency in your heart to tell other about His Son Jesus.

Pray for our Church, pray for direction and purpose.

Pray for our church leadership. The pastor, his family, the board and their families,  our church staff and their families, and pray for our small group leaders and their families.

Soon we will start another small group, please pray about leading and/r hosting this new group.

Pray for God to use you to do the most amazing thing a follower of Jesus can do, lead someone to the cross of Jesus.