New Standing, New Purpose, New Creation


Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:John 20:19-23

Sermon Summary

On the night of his resurrection, Jesus came to his terrified disciples who were hiding in a locked room in Jerusalem. As he did, he demonstrated his remarkably compassionate ability to come to us wherever we are. As he entered the room, he brought them new standing with the Father, new purpose for their lives and the promised new creation in them. He can bring these to you as well.

Sermon Application

  • Try to imagine the disciples’ state of mind and heart as they huddled together in secret after Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. What might their thoughts have been? What do you suspect they were feeling?
  • What does it mean to you to know that Jesus can find you and be with you wherever you are?
  • What fears have the pandemic and all of its accompanying consequences raised in your heart? Have you verbalized them to anyone? Have you talked to God about them?
  • How did Jesus’ sacrifice of his life on the cross give a new standing with God to those who trust him with their lives? (Read Ephesians 2:13-14)
  • Jesus gave his followers a new purpose in life as he sent them just as the Father had sent him. What comes to mind when you think of how the Father sent the Son?
  • How does Jesus manifest new creation to his disciples? What do you make of the similarities between the giving of life to Adam in Genesis 2 and the giving of new life to the disciples?
  • Have you received these three gifts (standing, purpose and new creation) that Jesus comes to us to give? If not, would you like to? Take a moment and tell God that you want these gifts that Jesus wants you to have.
  • Is there anyone you know personally who does not know Jesus as their Savior and Lord? Do you pray for them to come to know him? Have you told them about him?

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The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.