Who is Jesus?
Lots of people have different understandings of who Jesus is. Some view him as a great role model. Others see him as a prophet. Still others see him as a historical figure. These identities are true, but they don’t tell the whole story of who he really is.
As we explore the events leading up to Easter, we see that Jesus changed everything. Jesus is the humble King who rules over all with truth and justice. He is the gentle Teacher who uses stories and symbols to help us understand God’s love and will for our lives. He is the selfless Savior who lived perfectly and suffered willingly for us. And, he is victorious over sin and death. He is everything we need.
March 28, 2021: Jesus the King (Palm Sunday)
On the day we now know as Palm Sunday, the people of Jerusalem celebrated Jesus as their king. They waved palm branches in the air, laid down their cloaks for him, and shouted “Hosanna!” But he didn’t ride in on a white horse. He wasn’t followed by an army, and he wasn’t adorned with gold and jewels. He is a gentle and humble King, who is exactly who we need.
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:1-11
April 1, 2021: Jesus the Teacher (Maundy Thursday)
Throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus is an expert teacher. He connects history with a new teaching “covenant,” making his lessons memorable for his followers and for us. His teaching is applicable and wise for salvation for all people. Jesus teaches us about himself and his work, which we are reminded of every time we take the Lord’s Supper.
Sermon Text: Luke 22:19-20
April 2, 2021: Jesus the Savior (Good Friday)
Jesus is the suffering servant. On the day we now know as Good Friday, he willingly and humbly allowed himself not only to suffer, but also to be condemned in our place. And so, by his perfect life and innocent death, Jesus is the Savior of the world. His sacrifice is the reason you are reconciled to God.
Sermon Text: Isaiah 53
April 3 & 4, 2021: Jesus the Victor (Easter)
Jesus is the King who not only leads us into battle; he fights our battles for us and wins. An empty tomb means that our “defeats” are hallow wins for our enemy. An empty tomb means that our victory in Christ is sure even when there are setbacks along the way. The victory that you have been looking for is already yours in the resurrected and victorious King.
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, 56,57