Sermon Series
  • 1. Who Killed Jesus?

    Contributed on Mar 9, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
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    This message seeks to give the Biblical answer to who killed Christ. It’s part of a series of messages related to Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ.

    The cover of a recent Newsweek magazine asks the right question: “Who really killed Jesus?” This debate began about a year ago as Mel Gibson’s new film, The Passion of the Christ, hit the media’s radar screen. He immediately ran into a buzz saw of opposition from the liberal media and Jewish ...read more

  • 2. What Crime Did Jesus Commit?

    Contributed on Mar 9, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 5,229 views

    We see the context that sets up the reason Jesus was rejected by the Jews. He called for integrity, challenged their authority, claimed to be deity. We then move from the reasons to the purpose - our justification.

    Almost 2000 years ago, Jesus asked His followers a question: “Who do you say I am?” It’s still the fundamental question of life. And the answer creates controversy. It’s one reason why Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ, is so controversial. This is a film that has had the ...read more

  • 3. Just How Badly Did Jesus Suffer?

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2004
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,506 views

    The violence in The Passion of the Christ has many moviegoers asking: Does the movie have to be so bloody?

    The violence in The Passion of the Christ has many moviegoers asking: Does the movie have to be so bloody? Most film critics have felt the need to stress their discomfort with the amount of violence in the film. Roger Ebert, who gave it a thumbs up, said The Passion of the Christ is the most ...read more

  • 4. Why Did Jesus Die?

    Contributed on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 56 ratings
     | 2,031 views

    Since we need to talk about the Passion film with our friends, we have to be prepared to answer their questions. It’s a mystery to non-believers: Why did Christ have to suffer so? Why did He have to die?

    Sarcastic reviews. Late night jokes. Hateful criticism. Promises to ban him from work in Hollywood. Mel Gibson has faced all that and more over the last year. All because of the making of The Passion of the Christ. Why all the controversy? The brutality? R-rated slasher movies come out ...read more

  • 5. How Now Shall We Live?

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,303 views

    Since Jesus died for our sins, what should be our response? Here are three: restoring our relationships, forsaking our sin, and carrying our cross.

    Who really killed Jesus? What crime did Jesus commit? Just how badly did Jesus suffer? Why did Jesus die? Couldn’t there have been another way? How now shall we live? Good Friday: What did He say and when did He say it? How now shall we live? Series: The Passion of the Christ: True or ...read more