Easter

Easter

Do You Believe?

John 11:1-44 It’s really important that we catch what Jesus just said here. “I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25) Jesus makes a statement here that is utterly, absolutely divine. Nobody other than the One True God could make this statement. He’s saying, “The resurrection, the very life of all creation, all mankind… I am it. I’m the only supreme authority over life. When it comes to the resurrection one day… that’s Me. That’s My plan. My power…

The Vulnerability of the Cross

Matthew 27:27-44 Even in His humanity, Jesus had the choice to call upon His power as God to crush these soldiers. But Jesus was saying to Peter and to us: I choose a different path. A path of powerlessness. A path whereby Rome actually arrests me. Takes me. Holds me prisoner. Mocks me. Spits on me. Tries me. Convicts me. Executes me. Labels me. Buries me. We must understand both Jesus’ death – the supreme display of human weakness and…

Easter – A Dead Enemy

1 Corinthians 15:2-26 When Jesus died, Death should have won. He thought he was going to win. Like Goliath, standing on the opposite hill, taunting all of God’s people, Death was chanting, “I am unstoppable!” What a shock to Death when Jesus came back to life. God was victorious, and it stunned death! And here’s the exciting part for us. Death didn’t just lose power over Jesus when Jesus rose from the dead. He lost his power over us in…