Faith Community Anglican Church Strathpine

Address

St Faith's Church
1 Sutherland Drive
, Strathpine, 4500.


Phone

07 3881 2090


Email

secretary at faithcommunity com au

 

 

Sermon Notes - Dead Person Walking

Theme: Dead Person Walking!

 

Key Preaching Verse

a)  1 Kings 17.19:  “‘Give me your son,’ Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. Then he cried out to the Lord, ‘Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?’ Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord , ‘ Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!’

b)  Luke 7.12-15“As Jesus approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out – the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’ 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!’ 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.”

 

Focus Questions

  • Do you believe that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ can raise you from death to resurrection life?
  • Are you spiritually dead or alive?  Are you converted and transformed?  Is your faith in Jesus Christ the most important thing in your life?
  • Are you excited and can’t wait to get to Church so that you can hear the Word of God and receive the sacrament of the holy Communion or is it the case that you can’t wait for the Church service to end so that you can go on with what is important to you, your selfish life?
  • Are you self-centred?  Have you died to self (selfishness) so that you can come alive to Jesus Christ?
  • How and what is involved in dying to self so that you can come alive in Jesus Christ?  (Hint: Reflect on the Lenten course “Power of Small Choices”.)

Take Home Challenge:

  • DH Lawrence once wrote, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  But it is a much more fearful thing to fall out of them.”
  • Jesus comes to touch our dead places.  Christ comes to resuscitate the dying and to wake the dead.

<>·To whom do we turn in times of trouble? Atheists and agnostics have no where to turn.  Believers turn to God.  Discuss!