Sermon Series
  • 1. The Garden: A Place Of Prayer

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    Lets look at why Jesus was drawn to this garden. As we better understand why He came to this place of prayer, well see a pattern that we can follow in our own prayers.

    Have you noticed how the Passion movie has generated an unprecedented amount of TV specials, magazine cover stories, and a continuous cultural conversation about Christ? Im thankful for that. I do want to give a word of warning, however. Much of what has been published or broadcast in response ...read more

  • 2. The Courtyard: A Place Of Hypocrisy

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    As we come to the last part of Matthew 26, we will see that those intent on trying Jesus were filled with prejudice because their minds were made up before they heard all the facts.

    I get a kick out of hearing things that have actually been said in courtrooms. Q: Mrs. Jones, is your appearance this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? A: No. This is how I dress when I go to work. Q: Could you see him from where you were ...read more

  • 3. The Palace: A Place Of Injustice

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    This morning our focus is on how Pilate kept trying to slam the door shut but was unable to do so.

    A couple weeks ago I stopped at a gas station on my way to make a hospital visit. As usual my mind was focused on a number of things, and I wasn’t paying attention to the howling hurricane whipping through the flat lands of Illinois. As I got out of the car, the wind pulled the door out of my hand ...read more

  • 4. The Cross: A Place Of Forgiveness

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    This morning we come to the cross itself. We’re going to look at four points: His suffering, His sacrifice, the supernatural events, and finally, the significance of it all.

    A little boy was not exactly happy about going to church on Easter Sunday morning. His new shoes hurt, his tie pinched his neck, and the weather outside was just too good to be cooped up inside. As he sulked in the back seat of the family car, he complained to his parents: “I don’t see why we have ...read more

  • 5. The Grave: A Place Of Despair

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    The parade of praises from Palm Sunday has been replaced by the cries coming from Calvary, as Jesus dies on the cross and despair begins to set in among the disciples.

    A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. When his dad returned from the service he was holding a palm branch. The little boy was curious and asked his father, “Why do you have that palm branch, dad?” He explained that when Jesus came into town, everyone was ...read more

  • 6. The Day Called Good: A Place Of Atonement

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    This ten day period leads up to the Day of Atonement, or what the Jewish people today call Yom Kippur.

    (I am thankful to Rob Bell of Mars Hill Community Church for many of the ideas presented in this message) Please turn with me to Leviticus. It is the third book in the Bible. I know many of you were probably reading Leviticus just this morning. Let’s go to chapter 16. When you think of ...read more

  • 7. The Empty Tomb: A Place Of Faith

    Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
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    The disciples were disillusioned and disoriented after the crucifixion.

    I grew up in a family with four sisters and no brothers. There were a lot of downsides to this…which I won’t go into now. One upside, and maybe the only one, is that I had to have my own bedroom in the basement, along with my own bathroom. I loved to just go in my room and shut myself out from all ...read more