EASTER RESCUES



EASTER RESCUES


USUALLY I DON’T THINK OF MYSELF AS NEEDING RESCUED.  I’VE BEEN TAUGHT TO BE A HARD WORKER, PROVIDE FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND NOT RELY ON THE HANDOUTS OF OTHERS.  HOWEVER, IF EASTER TEACHES ME ANYTHING, IT’S THAT I DO NEED RESCUED FROM SOME THINGS.  THE “EASTER RESCUES” SERIES SHOWS US WHY WE NEED RESCUED AND THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO THE SAVING.



SERMON NOTES



MARCH 31 – JESUS RESCUES MY PURPOSE


SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF WANDERING AIMLESSLY THROUGH LIFE WONDERING WHAT IT IS I’VE BEEN MADE FOR. YET, THERE IS SOMETHING WITHIN ME THAT TELLS ME I’M HERE FOR A PURPOSE. THERE’S A STORY IN THE BIBLE WHERE JESUS MEETS UP WITH A GUY WHO SEEMED TO HAVE EVERYTHING. AFTER HE TALKED TO JESUS, HE REALIZED THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE TO LIVE FOR. IF I’LL LET HIM, JESUS CAN RESCUE MY PURPOSE IN LIFE. TO PREPARE, READ MARK 10:17-31.


APRIL 7 – JESUS RESCUES MY WORSHIP


EVERYONE WORSHIPS, EVEN THOSE WHO SAY THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD OR ANY GODS. EVERY PERSON HAS A WORLD VIEW THAT CAUSES THEM TO BOW DOWN. IT MIGHT BE THE WORSHIP OF SELF. IT MIGHT BE THE WORSHIP OF SUCCESS OR WEALTH. IT MIGHT EVEN BE THE WORSHIP OF FAMILY OR RELATIONSHIPS. JESUS CAME TO RESCUE ME FROM MEANINGLESS WORSHIP. TO PREPARE, READ JOHN 12:1-11.


APRIL 14 – JESUS RESCUES MY MISUNDERSTANDINGS


ONE WEEK BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION, JESUS ENTERED JERUSALEM ON A DONKEY. THERE WAS A LOT OF FANFARE AND CELEBRATION AND A BELIEF HE WAS GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. THE PROBLEM IS, MOST OF THE PEOPLE CELEBRATING HAD NO IDEA WHAT THOSE CHANGES LOOKED LIKE. THE FIRST THINGS HE TALKED ABOUT AFTER ARRIVING WERE TO CLEAR UP THE MANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF WHO HE IS AND HIS TRUE MISSION. WHAT ARE SOME OF MY MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT JESUS THAT NEED RESCUED? TO PREPARE, READ JOHN 12:12-36.


APRIL 19 – GOOD FRIDAY - JESUS RESCUES MY SOUL


THE CHRISTIAN FAITH HAS MANY SYMBOLS. PROBABLY THE MOST RECOGNIZED IS THE CROSS. IT IS THE PRIMARY SYMBOL OF RESCUE FOR THE FOLLOWER OF JESUS. THERE WERE TWO CHIEFS THAT WERE CRUCIFIED WITH JESUS. BOTH STARTED THE EXPERIENCE MOCKING HIM. BUT THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE EVENT, ONE OF THEM FIGURED OUT HE NEEDED RESCUED BEYOND HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS. I NEED THAT TOO, RESCUED BEYOND WHAT I’M EXPERIENCING IN THIS LIFE. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? TO PREPARE, READ LUKE 23:26-49.


APRIL 21 – EASTER SUNDAY - JESUS RESCUES ME FROM DEATHS


THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE IS NOT A TYPO…EASTER RESCUES ME FROM DEATHS. WAIT, I NEED RESCUED FROM MORE THAN ONE DEATH? YES! THAT’S WHAT MAKES EASTER SO AMAZING. NOT ONLY DID JESUS RISE FROM THE DEAD HIMSELF, HE RAISES UP ALL THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE AND FOLLOW HIM. BUT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE DEATH TO BE ERASED FROM AND IT’S EASTER THAT MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE. TO PREPARE, READ LUKE 24:1-12 & ROMANS 8:9-17.


APRIL 28 – JESUS RESCUES MY FUTURE


JESUS EXPLAINED WHAT THE ULTIMATE RESCUE WILL BE FOR ALL HUMANITY THAT CHOOSE TO FOLLOW HIM. NOT ONLY DID HE RISE FROM THE DEAD 2,000 YEARS AGO, HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN WITH A PROMISE TO SOMEDAY RETURN FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED HIS RESURRECTION FOR THEMSELVES. WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING WHEN THAT TIME COMES? WHAT WILL JESUS DO WHEN HE RETURNS TO RESCUE MY FUTURE? TO PREPARE, READ MATTHEW 24-25.

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