“The Worst Thing“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: The Gospel of John

Primary text: John 20:11-18

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: The Gospel of John
Primary text: John 20:11-18

Resurrection means the worst thing is never the last thing.

Mary’s grief at the sight of the empty tomb in John 20 can teach us an important lesson. Even as Jesus was right before her eyes, she didn’t recognize him because she wasn’t looking for him. As you deal with your own frustrations, and try to connect the dots between your disappointments and your dreams, are you truly looking for God? Or have you written him off assuming that he’s failed you? We’re often blind to the work that God is doing right in front of us because our expectations and emotions can block our vision. Perhaps your anger with God prevents you from seeing him. Or your pain and fear is clouding your sight. If your emotions are in the way of seeing God, start praying a different prayer in this season for God to open your eyes to see him. As Frederick Buechner put it, “resurrection means the worst thing is never the last thing.”

Other texts in this message: Luke 8:1-2, 9:22, 18:31-33; Matthew 27:55-56

Homework

Mourn with those who mourn.
Immerse yourself in the psalms.
Pray through Psalm 142.

Resource Recommendation:
Atlantic Magazine “Growing My Faith in the Face of Death” by Tim Keller

Verse for the Week: Psalm 142:3

Prayer Requests: care@capitalchurch.com

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Worship Songs

Graves Into Gardens
Brandon Lake, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Tiffany Hammer

Goodness Of God
Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson

I Need You More
Lindell Cooley and Bruce Haynes


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Graves Into Gardens, Goodness Of God, I Need You More, The Worst Thing, John 20:11-18, Resurrection means the worst thing is never the last thing. – Frederick Buechner, The Gospel of John