Mark 16:9-11; John 20:14-18

Sermon Outline:

  1. Personally called by the voice of the Good Shepherd
  2. Called from cruel rule to the kind king
  3. Called to Christ our brother and God our Father

Family Discussion Questions:

  1. Who was the first person to see Jesus after he rose from the dead?
  2. Was Mary Magdalene a pretty good person before Jesus saved her?
  3. Why is it good that Jesus is our King?
  4. Why should we listen to Jesus?
  5. How does a person become one of Jesus’ people?
  6. Is God everyone’s dad, or only Christians?
  7. Why is it good to have God as our dad?
  8. Explain how we can have confidence that the bibles in our hands teach what was originally written.
  9. Why is the bible more reliable knowing that it was not controlled by a small group of people?
  10. Why is it important that the bible was written and accepted during the time of the eyewitnesses of Jesus?
  11. Explain the effectual call of Christians and why it is needed
  12. Why is it foolish to believe in a salvation which does not have Christ as our Lord or teacher?
  13. What is wonderful for Christ to call himself our brother?
  14. What are the benefits of having God as our father?
  15. What prevents people from seeing salvation as good news?
  16. How is Mary Magdalene a wonderful image of the church itself?