Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Corinthians 15:1–11; Mark 16:1–8.

Sermon Outline

  • What Do You Most Fear?
  • For What Do You Most Hope?

Sermon Questions

  1. How would you contrast human anger with divine anger?
  2. Why, according to the sermon, does Mark end his gospel the fear of the women (Mark 16:8)?
  3. What are the four elements of the gospel message that Paul received from the Jerusalem disciples, and Paul handed on to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 15:3–4)?
  4. If you died tonight and (hey-presto!) suddenly found yourself standing before God: what would you say to him?
  5. Our readings suggest that the comfort of restoration to God’s favor only makes sense against the background of divine wrath. Which element do you mute or play down in your own life: God’s justice, or His love? According to the Bible, can you have one without the other?

Select Resources Consulted

  • Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley, The Heart of Anger: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience (Wheaton: Crossway, 2021).
  • Simon Gathercole, The Gospel and the Gospels: Christian Proclamation and Early Jesus Books (Eerdman’s, 2022)
  • Richard Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethics (HarperCollins, 1996)
  • Peter Bolt, “The Philosopher in the Hands of an Angry God,” in Peter Bolt and Mark Thompson (eds.), The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s Mission (IVP, 2000), 327–43.

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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church).

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