Contributed on Mar 7, 2011
The only way to the Empty Tomb goes to the Cross where Jesus died. This is the first in a series on what Jesus did for us when he died. (Theories of the Atonement)
Series Introduction: Today we start the countdown to Easter. That’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. Like Jesus we need to travel to the cross. For the next 8 weeks we will discover the blessings or benefits ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2011
Jesus died on the cross to defeat Satan and to set us free to live for God.
Series Introduction: We are counting down to Easter. It’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. We need to travel to Jesus’ cross. We are discovering the blessings we receive because Jesus died on the cross. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2011
So many people are under the impression that there are simply no negative consequences for their sins. But our sins deserve judgment and punishment. Jesus took that punishment for us on the cross when he suffered and died.
Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (Amplified Bible) with my adaptations 13Behold, My Servant shall deal wisely and shall prosper; He shall be exalted and extolled and shall stand very high. 14[For many the Servant of God became an object of horror; many were astonished at Him.] His face and His whole ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2011
Human beings have a strong tendency to live life in their own individual ways. We bristle at the idea of anyone – even God telling us how to live. But when we see Jesus' obedience on the cross it can motivate us to obey God.
Introduction: C. S. Lewis is probably best known today as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia because that series of children’s books have been made into movies. Lewis wrote many other books, including one entitled, Mere Christianity. In that book he tries to explain and “defend ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2011
Sometimes you may feel like there's no hope of ever enjoying life again, but God’s grace provides more than enough life and blessings for you and for all people. There is hope and restoration because of Jesus' death on the cross.
Series Introduction: We are counting down to Easter. It’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. We need to travel to Jesus’ cross. As we look at the cross and the blessings Jesus made possible by his death, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2011
Most Americans tend to believe a relationship with God is primarily about going to heaven when you die. They think that all good people will go to heaven. But the truth is that your relationship with God in this life will determine your destination in th
Introduction: In her book The God Who Hung on the Cross, journalist Ellen Vaughn retells a gripping story of how the Gospel came to a small village in Cambodia. In September 1999, Pastor Tuy Seng (not his real name) traveled to Kampong Thom Province in northern Cambodia. Throughout that isolated ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2011
Telling people God loves you seems tired and pointless. Most of our friends and neighbors act as though that's his job. I have to respect the doubters who say it's arrogant to believe a Supreme Being would care about us. They get it. The idea that God
Series Introduction & Review: We’ve been going to Jesus’ cross as we work our way to Easter Sunday’s celebration of his resurrection because it is the essence of our gospel message. His death is the central idea of our faith. So far, we’ve found that Jesus’ death on ...read more