Specials

Easter: Divine Sympathy

Hebrews 4.9-16

  1. Strive for Rest (9-11)

  2. Co-Operate with the Word (12-13)

  3. Master Confession (14)

  4. Celebrate Divine Sympathy (15)

  5. Gain Grace-Based Confidence (16)

OR: Anxiety, Trapped Conscience, Negative Confession/Narrative, Judgment/Separation, Fear

Resurrection Sunday: The State of Easter

John 20.1-29
 

  1. What Has the Cross Has Done for God?
  2. What Can the Cross Can Do for You?
  3. What Does the Resurrection Change Now?
  4. How Can the Resurrection Change You?
    1. He can make a demonic woman his first witness (1-18)
    2. He can turn fearful men into apostolic world-changers (19-23)
    3. He can turn a disillusioned skeptic into a devout worshiper of God (24-28)
    4. He can remove our need to see and know for ourselves. Faith is enough (29)
    5. He empowers us. He can make us proactive rather than trapped in reactivity.
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Palm Sunday: Triumphal Entries

Luke 19.28-48

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  1. Set the Stage
  2. Consider the World’s Way
  3. Embrace God’s Foolish Way
    1. Make a Conscious Choice (28-38)
    2. Feel God’s Agony (39-44) (see Matt 23.37-39)
    3. Celebrate the Temple (45-47) (see Matthew 21.12-16)
  4. Learn from Jesus and Pilate (John 18.33-38)
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Thanksgiving

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Cultivate the Fear of the Lord

  1. Define What Thanksgiving Is (1 Cor. 1.1-9)
  2. Admit the Obvious Problem (Rom. 1.21)
  3. Establish the Proper Goal (2 Cor. 11.3)
  4. Take a First Step (Phil. 4.4-8; 1 Chron. 16.34; 1 Thess. 5.18)