Sermon Guide

Easter at Definition

March 31, 2024
Dr. Allen Holmes

REVIEW: Redemption is a work of grace.

  • READ: Romans 8:28-29 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
  • DISCUSS: What are some of the specific ways God has given you a second chance when you didn’t deserve it?

REVIEW: Redemption requires death.

  • READ: Galatians 2:20 “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
  • DISCUSS: What are some of the things you have had to let go of and trust God with? How have you seen God work through that decision?

REVIEW: Redemption requires faith.

  • READ: Hebrews 11:6 “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
  • DISCUSS: What area of life do you think God is inviting you to trust him with more deeply? What step of faith can you take to begin moving toward him in that area?


What else did you get from this week's sermon? What actions or next steps can you take to apply it to your life?


For a clearer understanding of how God has worked redemptively in your past and a stronger hope for how he will work redemptively in your future.

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