Apr 1, 2018
We Have This Hope Because of the Resurrection
Series: Easter
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  • Apr 1, 2018We Have This Hope Because of the Resurrection
    Apr 1, 2018
    We Have This Hope Because of the Resurrection
    Series: Easter
  • Mar 25, 2018We Have Hope Because of the Cross
    Mar 25, 2018
    We Have Hope Because of the Cross
    Series: Easter
  • Apr 16, 2017What is so Special About the Resurrection?
    Apr 16, 2017
    What is so Special About the Resurrection?
    Series: Easter
    What is So Special About the Resurrection?   Romans 1:4 (NLT) 1 Corinthians 15:6 (ESV) The biggest evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is the changed lives of the apostles. What the Resurrection of Jesus Accomplished: #1: It Affirms
    All That Jesus Said – Mark 8:31 (NIV)
    #2: It Confirms
    Who Jesus Is – Matthew 16:16-17 (GWT)
    #3: It Vindicates
    Jesus’ Suffering and Death – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV)
    #4: It Displays the Power
    of God
          Luke 5:21 (ESV)      Acts 4:12 (NIV)     2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) #5: It Provides the Basis for Kingdom- Building       Colossians 1:13 (CEB)       Matthew 6:10 (ESV)       Matthew 6:33 (ESV) #6: It Sustains Our Hope       1 Corinthians 15:12-14 (ESV)       1 Corinthians 15:20 (CEV)       1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) We have to decide if Jesus is a liar, lunatic, or Lord. If He is a liar or lunatic than reject and ignore Him. If He is Lord than submit your life to Him. The resurrection proves He is Lord!
  • Apr 10, 2017Six Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
    Apr 10, 2017
    Six Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
    Series: Easter
    Six Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross   Galatians 6:14 (NLT) The cross is the pivotal point in the history of the world. The cross is the symbol of Christianity and it is offensive. – 1 Corinthians 1:18 &23 (NIV) Why is the cross the central component of Christianity? – Because of what Jesus accomplished. Six Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross #1: Expiation
    : This is the removal of our sin and guilt.  – 1 John 1:9 (ESV)
    The guilt and shame of our sin was placed on Jesus. – 1 Peter 3:18 (CEB) #2: Propitiation
    : This is the removal of God’s wrath and turning it to favor.
    Romans 3:25-26 (ESV) God already loved you. Turning God’s wrath into God’s favor allows us to experience God’s love fully. – Romans 8:28 (NIV) Jesus became our atoning sacrifice not to get God to love us but because God does love us. – 1 John 4:10 (GNT) #3: Reconciliation
    : This is the removal of our alienation from God – Romans 5:7-11 (ESV)
    Sin alienates or separates us from God. – Ephesians 2:12 (NKJV) #4: Redemption
    : This means to be freed or delivered from captivity.
    We are redeemed from three things: Galatians 3:13-14 (NIV) – the Curse of the Law
    Hebrews 12:2 (ESV) – the
    Shame of Our Sin 1 Peter 2:6 (ESV) Romans 6:10-11 (GWT) – the Power of Sin #5: The Defeat
    of the Powers of Darkness
    Jesus’ death was a defeat of the power of Satan over humanity – Colossians 2:13-15 (NIV) We are no longer under the power of Satan. We are free! #6: Dying as Our Substitute Jesus did all of the above by dying in our place. Jesus did it so we could live for Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NCV) Jesus died the death we deserved to die. – Matthew 20:28 (NLT)] The cross makes the difference for anyone who will submit their life to Jesus. Hope replaces Hopelessness Peace replaces Fear Security replaces Insecurity Grace replaces Self-Effort Love replaces Condemnation Purpose replaces Meaninglessness Without Jesus’ death on the cross we have no hope. With Jesus’ death on the cross we have an eternal promise for our good and benefit. Come to the cross of Jesus!
  • Mar 27, 2016Jesus Is Alive!
    Mar 27, 2016
    Jesus Is Alive!
    Series: Easter
    Jesus is Alive Luke 24:5-6 (CEV) – Jesus Is Alive! Jesus’ Teaching After the Resurrection:
    • Matthew 28:10 (CEB) – Don’t Be Afraid 1 John 4:18 (NLT)
    • John 20:19,21,26 (ESV) – Jesus is our Peace John 16:33 (NLT)
    • Luke 24:25-26 (NCV) – Jesus Fulfilled everything Matthew 5:17 (ESV)
    • Matthew 28:18 (NIV) – Jesus has absolute Authority Matthew 16:18 (NIV)
    • Matthew 28:19 (GNT) – We are to make Disciples
    • Matthew 28:20 (GWT) – Jesus will Be With us Hebrews 13:5b (ESV)
    • Acts 1:8a (HCSB) – Jesus’ followers will receive Power from the Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:6 (NLT)
    • Acts 1:8b (HCSB) – Jesus’ followers will be His Witnesses to the world
    Jesus’ Resurrection means:
    • We don’t have to live in fear, we have peace.
    • That He is God and has total power and authority He has overcome Sin He has overcome Death                                                                                           He has overcome Satan
    • That He has given us power to make disciples by teaching the world about Him
    The resurrection ultimately means that we don’t serve a dead martyr, but a Risen, Living, All-Powerful, All-Loving Ruler of all creation      
  • Mar 25, 2016The Cross: It’s Wisdom
    Mar 25, 2016
    The Cross: It’s Wisdom
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Wisdom We have made the cross many things. The cross is                                                                                                                           a historical reality                                                                                                  a gift of grace                                                                                                             an altar The Cross is:
    ╬ Galatians 5:11 (NLT) –
    Offensive
    ╬ John 19:19 (CEB) –
    Truth
    ╬ 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 –
    Power
                                                                                        Romans 12:2 (ESV)                                                                                                 Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
    ╬ Galatians 6:14 (GWT) –
    Hope
    ╬ Ephesians 2:16 (NLT) –
    Reconciliation
    ╬ Luke 9:23 (ESV) –
    Death
    ╬ Colossians 2:14 (GNT) –
    Salvation 1 Corinthians 2:3-5 – your salvation isn’t in human wisdom, but God’s power Grace → Faith → Salvation On the cross Jesus died for you.                                                                                Now will you die so Jesus’ life can be lived through you?
  • Mar 11, 2016The Cross It’s Witness
    Mar 11, 2016
    The Cross It’s Witness
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Witness John 19:17-18 (CEB) All God’s plans have the mark of the cross.                                                                                                                                All God’s plans have death to self in them. The cross makes us decide.
    Two types of people in relationship to the cross:                                                             (1) Those touched by
    Chance                                                                                          (2) Those touched by Choice Those Touched by Chance by the Cross: Pilate: Mark 15:15 (GNT) – Fear
                                                                                         Fear caused Pilate to miss the truth – John 18:38 (CEV)                                                                   Missing the truth leads to death
    The Crowd: Mark 15:9-14 (ESV) – Deception                                                                                    
    Their deception lead to hatred                                                                                                                     Hatred leads to death
    Malchus: John 18:10 (NLT) & Luke 22:51 (NCV) – Healing
                                                     The healing should have led to a changed life                                                                           The lack of a changed life leads to death
    Roman Centurion: Mark 15:37-39 (ESV) – Faith
                                                                          Faith should lead to a changed life                                                                                       James 2:26 (NIV) – faith without a changed life is not faith                                                                  Example: Abraham – Genesis 12:1,4 & 15:6 (NIV)                                                         Example: Rahab – Joshua 1:9 & 2:1 (ESV)                                                                Lack of faith leads to death
    Barabbas: Luke 23:18-19 (NLT) – Deliverance
                                                                       He was literally delivered from death                                                                                            Romans 8:1-2 (HCSB) – Jesus can do this for any of us
    Those Touched by Choice by the Cross: The Ten Disciples: Matthew 26:56 (NET) – Fear and Guilt
                                                                                                    It gave way to faith and boldness – Acts 1:8 & 2:4,7 (NIV)
    John: John 19:26-27 (NIV) – Love and Devotion
                                                                               It led to intimacy                                                                                                       Revelation 1:1 (NIV) – Jesus reveals Himself to those He can trust
    Mary: John 20:11 (NLT) – Grief
                                                                                                                                                                             John 20:18 (NLT) – grief turns to joy                                                                                 Psalm 30:5 (NIV) – weeping is in the night joy comes in the morning
    Joseph and Nicodemus: John 19:38-39 (CEB) – Secrecy               
                                      Hidden faith gave way to open faith and freedom through the cross                                Matthew 10:32-33 (ESV) – acknowledging Jesus leads to truth                               Truth leads to freedom – John 8:32 (NIV)
    The cross draws a line:                                                                                                                                            Peter: Luke 22:60-62 & John 21:15-17 (ESV)                                                                   Judas: Matthew 26:47-49 & 27:5 (NLT) The cross is the deciding point in our lives.
    Where the cross leads is up to you.
                                                   
     
  • Mar 1, 2016The Cross, It’s Words
    Mar 1, 2016
    The Cross, It’s Words
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Words Jesus’ Words from the Cross
    • A Prayer of Forgiveness – Luke 23:34 (ESV) loving kindness not anger changes people’s lives - Romans 2:4 (GWT)
    • A Plea Honored – Luke 23:43 (ESV)
    • A Request of Love – John 19:26 (ESV)
    • A Question of Suffering – Matthew 27:46 (ESV) Leviticus 16:20-22 (NIV)
    • A Confession of Humanity – John 19:28 (ESV) John 1:14 (NLT)                                                                                                            Hebrews 12:2 (CEB)                                                                                                Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV)
    • A Shout of Victory – John 19:30 (ESV)
    • A Cry of Completion – Luke 23:46 (ESV) Romans 8:34 (NIV)
    The Words of Jesus From the Cross Are About:
    Love for us                                                                                                            Forgiveness  of sin                                                                                                        Redemption from sin                                                                                          Victory
    over sin
    The only way to experience all of this through the Cross of Jesus is total surrender to Jesus as the absolute ruler of your life – Matthew 27:37 (ESV) Jesus cannot be your Savior unless He is your King.