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Mark Driscoll’s Easter Sunday Sermon Notes (via Mars Hill)

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Apparently Mark Driscoll is not in the habit of preaching from notes, preferring to study up and then deliver.
But for his Easter Sunday sermon he used notes.
Here they are, an example of what Driscoll packed in 40 minutes:

Who Is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ – loved & hated

  • Jesus = Joshua (God is salvation)
  • Christ = anointed Messiah
  • 2000 yrs ago, mom, dad, brothers, 30 years, 3 yrs ministry
  • Resume simple (few hundred miles home, broke single, died young)
  • Famous – billions, calendar, Christmas birth, Easter resurrection

1. Jesus Said He Came Down from Heaven

John 6:38, 42 – “I have come down from heaven.” … They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

  • Jesus – descend not ascend
  • God a man, NOT a man God

2. Jesus Said He Is More Than Just a Good Man

Mark 10:17–18 – As he [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.”

  • No good people – all sinners
  • Not good man, God man

3. Jesus Performs Miracles

John 10:36–39 – “Do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works. …” Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.

  • Fed hungry, healed sick, blind see, lame walk, deaf hear
  • Rule over physical world
  • Words & works

4. Jesus Said He Is Sinless

John 8:46 – “Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?”

  • Thought/word/deed/omission/commission
  • “No one perfect”
  • Muhammad & Ghandi & Mother Theresa & Me– sin
  • Jesus alone good, category alone

5. Jesus Said He Is God

John 10:30–33 – [Jesus said,] “I and the Father are one.” [They] picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” [They] answered him, “… because you, being a man, make yourself God.”

  • Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, and Ghandi said not God
  • True or False

6. Jesus Forgives Sin

Mark 2:5–7 – When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” … [Critics said,] “He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

  • Sin against God (Ps. 51:4)
  • Only God can forgive (cross)

7. Jesus Said He Is the Only Way to Heaven

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

  • From heave, only way to heaven
  • Life, Death, Burial, Resurrection, Ascension – our way
  • Narrow Door – 1. Exclusive & 2. Inclusive

8. Jesus Said He Would Resurrect from Death

Mark 8:31 – He [Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

  • Cause – effect
  • Burden of proof

Jesus Died

1.    Beaten 2. Scourged 3. Crucified 4. Spear 5. 100lbs burial

Jesus Rose

  1. Moved stone
  2. Walked into town
  3. Scars – family, friends, 500 people, 40 days
  4. Jesus’ disciples transformed & death not feared
  5. Followers loyal
  6. Worship changed (Jesus focused, Sunday, communion)
  7. Jesus’ family
  8. Jesus’ enemies (Saul)
  9. Body never produced
  10. Tomb not enshrined (Yamauchi 50 in Jesus’ day)
  11. Christianity exploded


Who Is Jesus Christ?

  1. He is the Maker of heaven and earth
  2. He is the Alpha & Omega, the beginning & the end
  3. He is the Son of God
  4. He is the God man
  5. He is the Humble Servant
  6. He is the Man of Sorrows
  7. He is the Good Shepherd
  8. He is the Prince of Peace
  9. He is the Wonderful Counselor
  10. He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  11. He is the Dragon Slayer
  12. He is the sinless Savior
  13. He is the Resurrection and the Life
  14. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world
  15. He is the sinner’s friend
  16. He is the Great High Priest
  17. He is the King of Kings
  18. He is the Lord of Lords
  19. He is the Way, the Truth, & the Life


His love is glorious, marvelous, gracious, generous, matchless & priceless

He came the first time in humility, He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead & to establish a Kingdom that will never end

He has sent me to command you – Acts 2:38 “repent and be baptized”

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