'The Last Days of Jesus' Sermon Series
Our Lenten sermon series will look at each day in the last week of Jesus' life.
MARCH 5 | TELLING YOU THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR AND OTHER UNEXPECTED THINGS ABOUT JESUS |
Monday: Beginning with Monday, Jesus is in the temple courts, and He we see a side to Jesus rarely seen. Like the money changers, are we those who are hindering others from coming to God?
MARCH 12 | Tuesday - Thoughts on The End | Mark 13:5-11, 32-36
Jesus takes his disciples away and shares some specific thoughts about what life will be like as the end draws near. While he was likely referring to the destruction of the temple in 70, it also applies to how we live in anticipation of Jesus' return. The theme is readiness.
MARCH 19 | Wednesday - A Quiet Plot | Mark 14:1-2
As Jesus continues to teach in the temple courts, not all were pleased. A subtle and yet powerful opposition was rising to defeat Him. The plan is to kill him by stealth so as not to arouse the people and possibly lose their power in the community. There are great parallels for what is happening in how culture is "killing Jesus" today.
MARCH 26 | Friday - Betrayed By A Kiss | Matthew 26:47-56
Not typically thought of as Friday, but this likely took place in the early morning hours of Friday. Judas' was a kiss of betrayal - an outright denial of the Lordship of Jesus. Can we be the betrayers as well?
APRIL 2 | Disowning Jesus | Matthew 26:57-58, 69-74
By our sinful nature we disown Jesus by our daily choices, and yet He loves us still. Today we look at explore the Divine love that still remains for the very human Peter who denies Jesus, even in His greatest hour of suffering.
APRIL 9 | Saturday - Living In Between | Matthew 27:62-66
Saturday is an unusual day in Holy Week as very little is said about what happens other than this account in Matthew. It can be assumed that the disciple were scattered, exhausted, grieving, afraid. Meanwhile, the religious leaders have some fear given the circumstances of Jesus' death and the unusual things that transpired. What if this really is true? They guard is set, and they wait. No matter. What God has ordained will happen. It cannot be held back. Though life may feel bleak and lost and hopeless, God's truth will always triumph no matter what is set against it.