The power of the words, “He is risen,” does not come from some congruence with normal life experience; the power is found in the absurdity of the statement combined with the realization that it is, in fact, true. We’ve come here today to give witness to the fact of the resurrection, but we dare not stop there. We aren’t here because of an airtight argument but because of the life-giving breath of the Holy Spirit in us. He brings our dead hearts back to life through the shed blood of Jesus, and only then can that blood be pumped to our brains to bring true understanding.
Sermon Series:Were You There?
|Series: Were You There?||Preacher: Kevin Freeman||Date: April 1, 2018, Easter Sunrise||Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31|
|Series: Were You There?||Preacher: Mark Adams||Date: April 1, 2018||Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:14-15, 17-19|
I was thinking—if we took a poll in which we ranked holidays Christmas would come first—with Easter a very distant second. I say this for several reasons. First, far more countries and cultures celebrate Christmas than do Easter. And—here in the U.S. the Christmas holiday is MUCH more popular than the one we observe today. […]
|Series: Were You There?||Preacher: Mark Adams||Date: March 29, 2018||Scripture Reference: Matthew 26:20-31|
Let’s follow through with what I said we’d do this past Sunday. I want you to imagine what it was like that Thursday of the first Holy Week. Jesus has spent the day in the temple teaching and healing. As He and the disciples leave Jesus gestures back at the huge temple complex and tells […]
|Series: Were You There?||Preacher: Mark Adams||Date: March 25, 2018||Scripture Reference: Luke 19:28-48|
28 – After Jesus had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 – As He approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, saying to them, 30 – “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt […]