The Power of the Resurrection

2009 RightNow Conference

The resurrection screams that this world matters to God. This 52-minute session from the 2009 RightNow Conference  is an opportunity for us to get the focus off ourselves and on to what God is doing in the world today. Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, TX, challenges us to give our lives for what really matters and to lead people based on the power of the resurrection.

As you watch, take notes and write down thoughts about how this message can impact your ministry.

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In discussing the atoning work of Christ on the cross as the center of Christianity, Matt talked about how a misunderstanding of the resurrection binds us to a lifetime of only avoiding sin; the attention is on ourselves and not what God is doing. How does that statement affect how you work in ministry? How are we leading people based on the power of the resurrection?
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What are some implications of the resurrection when it comes to making disciples and traders in our ministry? Are there any ways we communicate a message that doesn’t fully encourage what we are to do because of the power of the resurrection?
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What ways can we help people understand the power of the resurrection in their daily life? How are we equipping people in sharing with non-believers the reality of the resurrection as it relates to their lives?
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Matt said, “The resurrection screams to the universe that this world matters—that our time here matters and that we’ve been saved from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.” What is it in our ministry that shouts to the people we serve that they matter? Are there any ways to improve?
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Matt talked about how we often forget that God put us in certain circles for the sake of His name. How do we communicate and validate each person’s mission in their home, work, school and community? How can we equip them to serve God well in those areas?
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Do you believe that this world matters? We’ve been called to lead people out of their lives of boredom and into a world desperately in need of a Savior. We saw the story of the Church Under a Tree, and how Ron followed God’s prompting and is ministering to people in a park.

How can you inspire those you lead to be part of what God is doing in your community?

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