The Audacious Outcome

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Easter Sunday, 3-31-13

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2. HOSANNA! 3. nope 4. hope 5. A story is simply a character thatwants something and overcomesconict to get it.D o n a l d M i l l e r 6. The Audacious OutcomeEaster Sunday 2013Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles 7. Not at all what they were expecting.Mark 16:1When the Sabbath was 4But when they looked up, theyover, Mary Magdalene, Mary thesaw that the stone, which was verymother of James, and Salome large, had been rolled away. 5Asbought spices so that they might go they entered the tomb, they saw ato anoint Jesus body. 2Very early young man dressed in a white robeon the rst day of the week, just after sitting on the right side, and theysunrise, they were on their way towere alarmed.the tomb 3and they asked eachother, Who will roll the stone awayfrom the entrance of the tomb? 8. He has risen! He is not here.Mark 16:6Dont be alarmed, he 8Trembling and bewildered, thesaid. You are looking for Jesus the women went out and ed from theNazarene, who was crucied. He tomb. They said nothing to anyone,has risen! He is not here. See the because they were where they laid him. 7But go,tell his disciples and Peter, He isgoing ahead of you into Galilee.There you will see him, just as hetold you. 9. E S SE NT I AL ELEM EN TS OF E V ERY G REA TSTO RYinciting audaciousprotagonist ambitions conicts incident outcome 10. G ODS G REA TGO SPEL STO RY came toscorned Jesus reconcile us Earth as aridiculedresurrectedGods only to God humanpersecutedto life againSon personcrucied audacious protagonist ambitionsinciting incident conflicts outcome 11. I am the resurrection and the life. The one whobelieves in me will live, even though they die.John 11:25 12. 13 resurrection 2of Jesus54 13. Major Proofthat Jesus was and is Gods one, holyand sinless Son.1Romans 1:4Christ is declared to be the Son of God with power . . .by the resurrection from the dead. 14. Assurancethat all of our sins can and will be completely forgiven.21Corinthians 15:17[I]f Christ has not been raised, our faith is vain; you areyet in your sins 15. Living King who rules over the emerging Kingdom of God.3Revelation 1:17-18I am the rst and the last, and the Living One; and I wasdead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. 16. Eternal Life awaits believers afterphysical death41Corinthians 15:20But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, therstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For sincedeath came through a man, the resurrection of the deadcomes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so inChrist all will be made alive. 17. Ultimate Victory...of Jesus Christ over all ofGods enemies.5Revelation 5:4I wept and wept because no one was found who wasworthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5Then one ofthe elders said to me, Do not weep! See, the Lion of thetribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He isable to open the scroll and its seven seals. 18. Ultimate Victory...of Jesus Christ over all ofGods enemies.Revelation 5:6Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing atthe center of the throne... 19. Ultimate Victory...of Jesus Christ over all ofGods enemies.Revelation 12:10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have come the salvation andthe power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. Forthe accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our Godday and night, has been hurled down. 11They triumphed over him by theblood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love theirlives so much as to shrink from death. 20. In stories, characters dont take action unlessthey have to. People tend to seek comfort,security, and stability, and unless their lives arethrown into upheaval, they stay the same.To get characters off the couch, writers use atool called an Inciting Incident. This is an eventthat forces a character to get moving. 21. John 20 19-21Later on that day, the disciples hadgathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had lockedall the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stoodamong them, and said, Peace to you. Then heshowed them his hands and side.The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes,were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: Peaceto you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.The Disciples Inciting Incident 22. Has the resurrection of Jesus incited us to move beyond our fears and hiding places, too? 23. Major ProofdoubtsLiving KingAssurancenot on our own resurrection of disqualifying Jesusinciting incidentUltimate Victory Life After Death heroes journeybold obedience 24. JESUS RESURRECTION CAN MAKE OUR STORIES GREATheroicinciting audaciousapprentices ambitions* conicts* incidentoutcome* of Christ* 25. "How wonderful it is that nobody needwait a single moment before starting toimprove the world."Anne Frank 26. If you were truly set free from your fears byJesus resurrection, whatAudacious Outcomewould you pursue to bring glory to Christand to be a testimony to the power of Hisresurrection?