The Real Jesus - Week 3

The Real Jesus: Week 3 - Easter Message

Getting to Know You:

  • What is your favorite Easter tradition?

Digging Deeper:

Today is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything we do, everything we are, everything we have accomplished or will accomplish is because of the resurrection. This event is the center of Christian Faith.

Jesus wasn’t the first to to claim He knew the secret to authentic living. He wasn’t the first to claim He knew the true meaning and purpose of love. He wasn’t even the first to talk about justice and what it looked like.

  • So, what was the one thing that made Jesus stand out and rise above the scholars, philosophers, and rulers of all eternity?

He rose from the dead. This proved truth in everything He said, taught, and did.

Read aloud the following passages:

Mark 10:45

John 10:7-11

  • What do these passages tell you about the purpose of Jesus coming?

Read aloud Colossians 1:15 - 17

  • What does this passage tell you about who He is?

  • Is there anything new in the passage that stands out to you this week?

Taking it Home:

For the person who is following Jesus, the Christian, celebrating the resurrection is the celebration of the meaning of life. The purpose of life.

  • Real, authentic living, must be rooted in love. Love is the ultimate meaning and purpose found in life.

  • Love is the authentic truth we seek. Yet, we have no idea what real love is.

He is calling you to an authentic life. Authentic joy. The quenching of the thirst of your soul. His resurrection proves that everything he has done, is doing, and will do is because he loves you. The resurrection of Jesus is the ultimate proof of real, authentic, love.

As you search for love, seek love, desire love, never forget that love has a name. Jesus.

  • How do you plan to walk in the love of Jesus this week?

Dayna Mitchell