Radical, Part 1: Radical Easter

MICRO CHURCH GUIDE
April 4, 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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OneLife Students Ice Bears Game - April 17

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MULTIPLICATION
Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:

  • Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  • What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  • How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  • How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  • Who in your life do you think could be discipleable or open to spiritual/missional conversations?
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SERMON NOTES

RADICAL: Very different from the usual or traditional, extreme.

Bottom Line: Easter shows a radical God taking extreme measures to rescue me.

Romans 5:6 NLT
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.

Romans 5:7 NLT
Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.

Romans 5:8 NLT
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

1. No other God takes extreme measures to rescue the helpless.

Matthew 28:5 NLT
Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Matthew 28:6 NLT
He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

2. No other religion has an empty tomb.
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START TALKING

What is the most radical, extreme thing you have ever done or experienced?

When you think of radical, extreme, non traditional moments or people in history, what comes to mind?
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START THINKING

Read Romans 5:6 in the New Living Translation. Why were we utterly helpless? Why is this important to understand and fully embrace?

Read Romans 5:7-8. How do these verses show how radical, unusual, and extreme the story of the cross is? How would you put these verses in your own words to share with someone else?
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START SHARING

Why is it important to see the story of Easter as radical and unusual? What is the danger of viewing Jesus and Christianity as “traditional”?

Read Matthew 28:5-6. How does this make Jesus different from any other god and Christianity different than any other religion? What does this mean for your life and your relationship with Jesus?
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START DOING

How does understanding the Easter story as one that is radical and extreme change the way you tell others about your own faith story?

What is something radical, extreme or unusual that you can do to become more like Jesus or to obey what he says to do?
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START PRAYING

Pray for each person in the micro church to be radical in their faith and to do what they shared in the previous question. Pray that each will share their faith story with someone this week who needs to be rescued by our radical God.
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CONNECTION CARDS
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WHAT'S NEXT?
Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?