- March 13, 2016
- When Darkness Reigns - The Trials
- Ty Thomas
When Pilate tried Jesus on trumped up charges, the religious zealots of the time were so threatened by Jesus' presence that they just wanted Him out of there. They didn't want him to be imprisoned they wanted Him dead. Even though Pilate, who was corrupt and evil in his own right, found no reason to kill Jesus, the members of the religious elite aroused the crowd to fever pitch yelling and screaming to crucify Him. They were unaware that they were part of God's plan of salvation for the world
- March 20, 2016
- The Tragedy of the Cross
- Ty Thomas
After Jesus was handed over to the Pharisees, the so called religious elite, He was literally beaten, whipped and tortured to such a degree, he was unable to carry his cross. Simone the Cyrene was commanded by the Roman soldiers to carry the cross for Jesus. Jesus said to the mourners “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children” (Luke 23:28) implying that things are going to get worse before they get better. Jesus was Crucified along with 2 other criminals at the place they called The Skull. Jesus spoke one of his most memorable prayers on behalf of his executioners, “Father forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing”. (Luke 23:34). The name Calvary is a synonym for Place of the Skull.
- March 27, 2016
- Dan Schoepf
This series has revealed the true tragedy of the happenings of the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. Sure the beatings and humiliation were horrific, but for those that didn’t or wouldn’t accept that Jesus was the Messiah, the tragedy is eternal. Most important is His resurrection. By rising on the third day, he fulfilled his prediction (Matt 16:21), that the Son of Man must suffer many things at the hands of men. When the tomb was found to be empty, Christ first appeared to a group of devoted women, then over time revealed himself to many others, including doubting Thomas. It is important to note, that it took Jesus dying on the cross for Joseph of Arimathea to publicly acknowledge his faith in Jesus. He is risen and He is here! We serve a living God.
- April 21, 2019
- He Is Risen
- Dan Schoepf
He is risen, we serve a living God. Amen. For Christians, Easter is a time when we celebrate what Jesus did on that cross. He humbled Himself by being the sacrifice for us. He died on that ignominious cross so that we wouldn’t have to. We celebrate that whosoever believed in Him would have eternal life. He did exactly what He said he would do, that on the third day He arose from the dead and later He went to Heaven to be with the Father, His Father, and is preparing room for all believers. He is risen indeed