Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on April 9, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  By his Word and Spirit, God speaks life into dead people.


1.  A Visual Resurrection [Ezek. 37:1–10; cf. Gen. 2:7]

2.  Israel’s Resurrection [Ezek. 37:11–14]
       A.  Three Statements of Despair [Ezek. 37:11]
              1)  Dry Bones
              2)  Perished Hope
              3)  Cut Off
       B.  Three Promises of Hope [Ezek. 37:12–14]
              1)   Open Graves
              2)  Indwelling Spirit
              3)  Life in the Land
       C.  Twice-Stated Purpose [Ezek. 37:13–14]

3.  A Spiritual Resurrection [Ezek. 37:1–10]
       A.  We were once dead in the valley [Ezek. 37:1–3; cf. Eph. 2:1–5]
       B.  The Lord gives life to the dead [Ezek. 37:4–10]
       C.  The Lord gives life through his word [Ezek. 37:5, 10; cf. Gen. 1; Heb. 11:3; Rom. 4:17–21; Isa. 55:11]
       D.  The Lord gives his word through his people [cf. Rom. 10:14–17]

4.  A Final Resurrection [Ezek. 37:11–14; cf. John 5:25–29]