Although it looks like the bad guys are in control and the church is small and beleaguered, nevertheless God still is in control and where is Word is spoken boldly, God’s Spirit is working great things. (2nd Petition) Acts 4:23-41
When our homes are not what we want them to be, the risen Jesus can come and make them full again. Yet, even more comforting is Jesus promise of a greater home in heaven.
When it seems as though we never have enough, the empty tomb is a reminder of how rich we really are. Look at all the spiritual blessings that you have right now in Christ Jesus. Jesus means contentment in the midst of whatever life situation we find ourselves in. Scriptures: Acts 24:10-21, Luke 24:13-25 Sermon…
April 16: Empty Tomb
The cross and the empty tomb bring hope and healing to our lives.
Our sin is disgraceful. Everything that happened to Jesus—who humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross—that all should have happened to us. Yet, because of Jesus willing, humble obedience, we are honored in God’s eyes.
Jesus Experienced Sorrow Sin brings so much grief into our lives. The most powerful example is death which steals our loves ones from us. Jesus was moved to tears on more than one occasion as he witnessed and experienced the sorrow that sin brings to our lives. Scriptures: Matthew 27:32-44 Sermon Text: John 11:17-27, 38-45
Our sins lead us to seek admiration and comfort. What we deserve is God’s temporal and eternal punishment. Jesus drank the cup of suffering for us. Sermon Text: Matthew 20:17-28
A Body of Death Because of sin we carry around what Paul calls “a body of death.” Our bodies are cursed with struggles like pain, disease, and addiction. Jesus endured the pain of flogging, beating, and the cross so that we could be rescued from pain and sickness forever. Scriptures: Matthew 26:47-68 Sermon Text: John 9:1-7;…
Jesus is able to share a message of grace with a woman whose life is oppressive as a result of the consequences of sin because he carried the guilt of that very sin, the guilt of all sin, to the cross. Scriptures: Matthew 26:31-46 Sermon Text: John 4:5-26