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My Personal Study Guide to The Easter Experience Video Series

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A Great Study of the Resurrection is The Easter Experience, by City on a Hill Productions. It is available online or at Christian bookstores. I would recommend it to help you visualize the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have written my own personal study guide on the dvd series and would recommend it to you as you worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Easter Experience, Video 1: My Life Has A Purpose
1. When you read Mark 10:35-45 identify the major characters?
2. What strange request did the two brothers make of Jesus?
3. What important lesson about leadership did Jesus teach?
4. God challenges us to make our purpose in life being a servant which leads to the question, “why would anyone choose to be a servant?”
5. Are you a servant of God? Why or why not?
6. Are you a servant of others? Why or why not?
7. Is it possible to be a servant of God and not a servant of others? Why or why not?
8. Describe what being a servant of others “feels like”? What does it feel when you don’t serve others? Which experience is better and makes you fulfilled?
9. Describe the fulfillment experienced when you really know your purpose in life, and that purpose is something beyond what you think you can do, then God does it through you and you experience life’s greatest fulfillment? Describe this fulfillment.
10. What is the biggest obstacle that keeps you from total surrender to be a servant?

The Easter Experience, Video 2: My Life Can Change
1. How do you personally deal with regrets in life?
2. What have you learned from others about how they deal with their regrets?
3. The biggest difference between remorse and repentance is seen to what or whom you turn.
a. To what or whom do you turn in remorse?
b. To what or whom do you turn in repentance?
4. How would you describe the phrase “turning to Jesus” to someone who didn’t know what it meant?
5. Why is it that most people first try to handle their own regrets personally rather than take them to Jesus first?
6. When you fail or miss the target, to what or whom do you turn first?
7. If you have tried to fix a failure or falling short, how did it turn out?
8. If you gave a failure or falling short to the Lord, how did it turn out? 

The Easter Experience, Video 3: My Pain Is Understood
1. If God is in control, why can’t He keep me from having pain?
2. If God is in control and has all power, is my personal pain due to Him not caring about me or loving me?
3. Read Hebrews 1:1-4 and tell what you notice about Jesus in these verses.
4. Read Hebrews 2:10-11 and tell what the passage shares about the suffering Jesus experienced did for Him.
5. The word “perfect” means “complete”. As a man, God the Son experienced something that He could never experience as God. Why is it important that Jesus experienced and knows how it is to hurt, to hunger, to thirst, and to remain faithful to the Father even when in agony?
6. What is the consequence of Jesus’ sufferings in regard to His relationship with us, as we read in Hebrews 2:11?
7. Read Hebrews 2:14-18 and look for what comes out of Jesus’ sufferings. What type of sufferings, emotional, relational, and physical, did Jesus not experience as a man?
8. Can Jesus relate to your hurts?
9. Describe the whip the Romans used to whip Jesus.
10. What did the Romans soldiers try to do when whipping a prisoner?

The Easter Experience, Video 4: My Life Has A Plan
1. What are your expectations for what will happen in your life? What do you expect not to happen to you in life?
2. In what ways has your life been different from what you expected?
3. As a Christian, respond to this statement: “Since Jesus is my Master, I expect my life to be fairly smooth and easy”,
4. How do you “know” what to expect from God?
5. From your experience, do believers and non-believers have the same expectations in life?
6. How can we, who are by nature evil, define what a good God should do?
7. What is your opinion of the following statement: “We should expect that whatever a good God does is good, even if we can’t see that good yet”?
8. Since God let His own Son suffer on a cross horribly and then die a horrific death, yet is still considered “good”, what does that imply about what He allows to happen in our lives, while He still remains “good”?
9. Read the following verses and rank them from #1, the verse that I most want true in my life (as #1), to #6, the verse that I least want true in my life (as #6). Here’s the list: Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:7-8; John 10:10; Romans 8:17; Philippians 1:29; I Peter 4:12-13)
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
10. Which three verses promise you the most “good” and what three verses promise you the least “good”?
The Most Good The Least Good
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.

The Easter Experience, Video 5: I Have the Promise of Eternal Life
1. Rembrandt painted himself into his portrayal of the crucifixion. If you were to paint yourself into the scene, what do you see yourself as doing and where would you be while doing it?
2. Of all the characters in the scene of the cross, with whom do you most identify and why?
3. During a part of the crucifixion scene, two criminals are viewed. In your opinion, what leads a person to steal what someone else has and use it for himself?
4. The two thieves could be described as habitual thieves. What would you be described if you were called by what sin you commit habitually?
5. When you end up doing the same wrong over and over, what effect does it have on you? What effect does it have on your relationship with Christ?
6. Something Jesus said or did changed the criminal, though we don’t know what it was. What did Jesus do or say that originally changed and led you to turn toward Him?
7. We sometimes hear, “If you were the only person on earth, Jesus would have died for you”. If you were the only person on earth, are your wrongs so bad that Jesus would have to die for you?
8. Take your Bible and turn to James 2:8-11. We are told that whoever falters at one point of the law, even something as “small” as showing favoritism to one person over another, is guilty of breaking “all” the law? In what ways do you agree and disagree with that statement?

The Easter Experience, Video 6: My Hope is Secure name ___________________
1. Which “scene” of the resurrection most impresses you? What was it about that scene that stood out to you?
2. What actions in your life have been most changed by your belief in the resurrection?
3. Have you ever personally experienced the condition described by the word “hopeless”? How would you describe that “hopelessness”? Are you still hopeless or what changed it back into hope?
4. Why does God allow us times of seeming hopelessness?
a. To _______ our faith- will we believe in Him even when we don’t see Him working?
b. To _____________ our faith- so we can see that He indeed can rescue us from anything.
c. To ___________ our faith- to show us our faith is in circumstances rather than in Him.
4. We see that there are 3 assurances that come from Jesus rising from the dead.
a. We can be confident that Jesus will do what He ______________________________________.
b. We can be confident in our ____________________________ with God.
c. We can be confident Jesus will _____________________________ back for us.
Which of these assurances means the most to you?
5. What is the most telling evidence for you that Jesus resurrected from the dead? Explain your answer.
a. Multiple witnesses
b. Christianity began
c. Martyrs and people willing to suffer for their claims that Jesus rose from the dead.
d. Scripture which verifies the resurrection
e. Jesus fulfilled over 300 Old Testament prophecies, including those which point to His resurrections
6. Read I Corinthians 15:50-58 and tell in your own words the ultimate consequence of the resurrection for your life that isn’t just that “I’m going to heaven”. Also tell what we should be doing as a result of this ultimate consequence.
a. The ultimate consequence of the resurrection in my life-
b. What 3 things should I be doing as a result of this ultimate consequence?
i.
ii.
iii.
7. Read John 20:11 to 18 and put yourself in the account, as someone watching the events described and then going to your family to share what you have just seen. Write out what you would tell someone about what your story would be.

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