April 16, 2022

Preview of Coming Attractions

Preview of Coming Attractions

Sermon notes

Jesus’ miracles and healings are a preview of coming attractions.

Jesus was providing us a glimpse of the world that is to come.

“We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, hunger, and death in it. Jesus has come to redeem where it is wrong and heal the world where it is broken. His miracles are not just proofs that he has power but also wonderful foretastes of what he is going to do with that power. Jesus’ miracles are not just a challenge to our minds, but a promise to our hearts, that the world we all want is coming.” – Tim Keller

Luke 7:23

1 Corinthians 2:9

The resurrection of Jesus is the greatest preview of coming attractions.

Physical Death

Spiritual Death

Eternal Death

Matthew 28:2-7a

John 20:3-9

You need a spiritual resurrection.

You will need a physical resurrection.

1 Cor 15:20-23

“God will issue an irresistible command. The One who called Jesus from His Grave will summon all human bodies from theirs. And they will come. From sunken ships and forgotten cemeteries; they will come. From royal tombs and grassy battlefields; they will come. From Abel, the first to die, to the person being buried at the moment the trumpet sounds; everybody will be raised.” – Max Lucad0