Resurrection Preaching

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric shares a special message from Acts 4:1-12 entitled “Resurrection Preaching.”
Luke 4:1-12
Ice Breaker: I’m sure we’ve all seen courage in action. Maybe not everyone has personally witnessed it, but we’ve all heard the stories.
Give an example of a great act of courage that you know about. Where does ‘courage’ come from?
1. Why would the Sadducees be so hostile towards Peter and John? (vv. 1-2)
2. What part did the event of the resurrection have in the apostles’ preaching? Why?
3. In what way did the authorities first question,”By what power or what name did you do this?” play into the hands of the apostles? (vv. 7-9)
4. In his answer to the authorities, how does Peter make the reference to Psalm 118:22 fit with his referring to Jesus as the cornerstone?
5. Describe how Peter’s final statement in verse 12 would be recognized as a bold and possibly outrageous claim.
6. How did the apostles have courage to face the powerful enemies of the Gospel?
“Do all religions lead to God? Actually, ’no’ religion leads us to God: only ‘God’ can lead us to God, and that is what is on offer in Jesus.” – Andy Bannister