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Sermons on Easter

The Resurrection Changed Everything! – Easter, April 1, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As we read through this chapter carefully, you will notice three themes that seem to repeat themselves in the various sections of Luke’s retelling of the resurrection story. The Resurrection is a worldview-shattering historical event. Many people today dismiss the resurrection out of hand. They say it didn’t happen because […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 5 – The Advantages of Jesus’ Absence

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY World-famous Christian illusionist Andre Kole, who specializes in debunking claims others’ make of having supernatural power, has offered a $1,000,000 prize if he is not able to explain a magic trick. Kole came to faith in Christ as a result of trying to prove that Jesus’ miracles were only trickery. […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 4 – The Relevance of the Resurrection – April 16, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The central tenant of Christianity is incredible the claim that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead three days after being crucified. But even if it did happen—does it matter? After all, if it did happen, it happened over two thousand years ago! I’m convinced that Jesus’ resurrection speaks […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 3 – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY There is a good deal of historical evidence surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. In fact, there are mountains of evidence, but today we are going to look at a special subset of that evidence called the Minimal Facts. The Minimal Facts approach consists of only those facts that are strongly […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 2 – Jesus: The True Passover Lamb – April 2, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Last week, in preparation for Easter, we began an overview of the events that transpired during the last week of Jesus’ life. We covered the main events that transpired from Monday through the Passover meal he celebrated with his disciples on Thursday evening. Jesus transformed the Passover into what we […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 1 – The True Passover Lamb – March 26, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Today, I want to begin preparing our hearts for Easter by looking at some of the important events that occurred during the last week of Jesus’ life. Monday. The gospel of Mark describes the scene as Jesus entered Jerusalem in preparation for the Jewish Passover (Mark 11:8-10). The enthusiastic crowd […]

Hope Rising – Part 2 of 2: Six Gifts of the Resurrection

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary “What happens when you die?” Do you cease to exist? Are you reincarnated in some other form? Is there a heaven and a hell where we will live out eternity either in great bliss or with great dread? There is only one person that is truly qualified to answer that […]

Hope is Rising – Part 1 of 2: The Day Christ Died

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We refer to the day on which Jesus died as “Good Friday.” But to those who witnessed its events, “Bad Friday” or “Dark Friday” would have seemed much more appropriate. The events that transpired that Friday and the Sunday which followed, however, have turned this world upside down. What man […]

He Is Risen

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Pastor Doug explained the importance of understanding that the Christian faith is rooted in the facts of history—particularly today, as we celebrate Easter, the basis for our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Of the four major world religions, Christianity is unique in its claims that its founder is still […]

Easter Is a Game Changer

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Notes Easter was and still is the game changer. Easter was the definitive proof that Jesus Christ was who he said he was and that he actually accomplished what he came to accomplish. (Luke 19:10) We need to be rescued because of our sin. To sin is to miss the […]

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