“I Am” The Incredible Power of Resurrection Midweek Devotional Week 5

I Am

Jesus is the Am” I am God, I am life, I am hope, I am Joy, I am Peace, and I am the Son of God

Scripture Reading: John 11:17-27; Luke 24:1-7; John 20:16-17

Questions for Comprehension:

  1. Summarize the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as explained in the devotional.
  2. What was the reaction of Mary and Martha when Jesus arrived after Lazarus had died? How did Jesus respond to them?
  3. Describe the scene at the empty tomb as depicted in the devotional. What message did the angel convey to Mary and the other women?
  4. What is the symbolic significance of Jesus folding the cloth that covered his head in the tomb?
  5. How does the devotional emphasize the transformative power of Jesus’ resurrection in both physical and spiritual aspects?

Questions for Application:

  1. Reflect on a time when you felt trapped or buried in a “tomb” in your life. How can the message of Jesus’ resurrection bring hope and new life to similar situations?
  2. Consider the response of Mary Magdalene when Jesus called her by name. How does Jesus’ personal call to individuals challenge us to respond to him in our own lives?
  3. How does the devotional challenge us to examine our belief in the fullness of who Jesus is, not just as a historical figure, but as the living Lord of our lives?
  4. In what ways can you proclaim and celebrate the message of Jesus’ resurrection in your daily life, both personally and within your community?
  5. Reflect on the promise of Jesus’ return highlighted in the devotional. How does this promise impact your perspective on life and eternity?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of new life through Jesus Christ. Help us to live out our mission of changing lives through His love, both individually and as a church community. Guide us as we study, share, and serve, that we may be a beacon of hope and transformation in the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Encouragement: As you reflect on the powerful message of Jesus’ resurrection, may it stir within you a deep sense of gratitude and awe for the hope and new life he offers. Let us embrace the truth that Jesus is not merely a historical figure, but the living Lord who continues to transform lives today. I encourage you to meditate on the Scriptures shared in this devotional, allowing them to permeate your heart and guide your steps.

If you feel called to respond to Jesus’ invitation to new life, know that he is always ready to welcome you with open arms. Let us celebrate the victory of resurrection not just on Easter, but every day of our lives. If you desire to explore more about Jesus and grow in your faith, we invite you to join us at Lake View Christian Church in the Portage Lakes area, where you can find a community dedicated to following Jesus and sharing his love with the world.

Where our mission is to CHANGING LIVES THROUGH JESUS’ LOVE. We embody this mission through our commitment to study, share, and serve. Let’s strive to #bethechange in our communities, spreading the message of hope and redemption found in Christ.

Inception: We encourage you to deepen your understanding of God’s word by watching the sermon and exploring other devotions and blog posts on the LCC website. Let’s grow together as a community, continually seeking to be transformed by the power of Jesus’ love.

Scripture: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

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