Palm Sunday & Easter

Palm Sunday & Easter

The Irreducible Message of the Gospel

Text: 1 Corinthians 15 Main Idea:  You cannot call yourself a Christian if you deny the resurrection because the promise of the gospel is forever anchored in Jesus’ literal resurrection from the dead.

The Empty Tomb

Text: Mark 15:42–16:8 Main Point: The resurrection vindicates Jesus’ entire ministry and opens the way for his fearful followers to become faithful disciples.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

Text: Mark 15:21-41 Main Point: It is impossible to grasp who Jesus is and why Jesus came apart from his shameful death on the cross. Jesus is the Son of God who died for our sins so that we might be restored to God.

Living Hope

1 Peter 1:1–6 Main Idea: If you are truly “born again,” there is no power in heaven or on earth—including yourself—that can pry you from God’s loving grip because Jesus secured your salvation in his death, burial, and resurrection from the dead.

An Unwelcome Arrival

Text: Matthew 21:1-19 Main Point: Jesus is not only the promised Messianic King, he is the authoritative judge of his people.