The final installment of our message series “In His Steps” finds us, on this Easter Sunday, at the empty tomb where we expect to be. Soon we discover, however, that this isn’t just the story of the risen Jesus … but it is our story as well. Plan to be with us, either in person or through our live-stream, as we hear how Jesus’ “powerful steps from the tomb” strengthen us to bring his care and love to our world.
In this third part of our journey, we trace the steps of Jesus during Holy Week, and discover that it wasn’t just the punishment on the cross that caused him pain. There was the painful exercise of restraint, as Jesus said very little during the sham of a trial leading up to his execution. He also suffered the pain of perception that, because he died such a shameful death, all he had taught and done during his time of ministry was now invalidated. Gather with us, through your presence in our sanctuary, the live stream of the service or by following the hard copy of the service and reading the printed message, to find out why Jesus consented to go through such agony.
As we move into the second part of our series entitled “In His Steps”, we read the account of Jesus and his disciples leaving the upper room after the Passover meal and making their way to the Mount of Olives. In Luke 22:39-46 we discover the dangerous steps Jesus took to secure our salvation … and how we sometimes are called to follow in our Master’s footsteps.
Welcome to a new series of messages entitled “In His Steps” where we focus on Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf, leading us to our Easter celebration. This first week we will discuss the situation He and his disciples discovered when they approached the Temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The words Jesus used will address accessibility to the Father, as well as how we might develop a proper perspective when it comes to a place of worship.