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|April 21 – Easter Sunday – Why does the Resurrection Matter?
Scripture(s): 1 Corinthians 15:14–23; 1 Corinthians 15:29-32; Revelation 21:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Romans 6:6-11; Colossians 2:12, 3:1
When we come to the week Jesus died, we focus much on the details. We think about the suffering. We think about His sacrifice. Yet, the early church believed so strongly in the importance of the resurrection that they changed the day of worship because of it. Why is the resurrection so important?
Scripture(s): Luke 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, 23
Propitiation. Vicarious, penal substitutionary atonement. For most of us these are simply big words without any bite. However, if we say that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin, that means something to us. If we say that He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. That means something to us. What is the greatest thing? That it didn’t happen by accident or by circumstance. Jesus died on purpose for you.
Scripture(s): Luke 20:9-20
The Parable of the Vine-growers is not a story about getting saved. It’s not a story about being good or living by God’s standards. It is a story about Jesus and the enemies of God… religious people.
Scripture(s): Joshua 24
I read the first and last chapters of Joshua and I think… This is how men think! They think of the challenge. They think of the mountain they are called to climb, and then the soldier, mountain man, and teenager in them responds, “Here am I, send me!”
Scripture(s): Joshua 23
We worry about our friends and neighbors because of the wickedness of the world. However, we must begin by passing on our faith to those in the church.
Scripture(s): Joshua 22
Have we really thought about why Jesus criticized the Pharisees and teachers of the law? They were the most morally conservative Jews alive. Many of them actually lived by what they believed (Saul of Tarsus was one of them). Why did Jesus criticize them? It was because they ignored the how and why and just focused on the what. When it comes to sin, we had better do the same.
Scripture(s): Joshua 20-21
They say that the ostrich buries its head in the sand. Fun fact: it does so to turn its eggs, not hide from danger. Yet, that has become the picture of a person who tries to hide from what they fear. God urges us to prepare for rather than hide from the challenges of life.
Scripture(s): Joshua 11-19
When we become Christians we are told two things. First, that Jesus will make our way to God. Second, that we now follow Jesus in everything. What does that really look like.
Scripture(s): 1 Peter 2:11-12
It takes a tactical genius to win a war with two fronts. If God warns us that the war against our soul hits us on multiple fronts, aren’t we glad that He is such a genius?
Scripture(s): Joshua 10
For those who believe in Jesus, there is also a background to our lives. We see the disciples struggle with it. We see Jesus live it. What is that background? God’s control is never in doubt.
Scripture(s): Joshua 9:1-27
What happens when God’s people forget to pray? Are there any real consequences?
Scripture(s): Joshua 8:1-34
If you have ever realized that you have let God down, then you know the definition of being demoralized. You know what that failure feels like. You are also asking, “How can it ever be right again?”
Scripture(s): Joshua 7:16-26
Somewhere along the way many churches stopped communicating that repentance was a good thing. A false ideal of “perfect Christians” makes people hide who they are from the very help they need.
Scripture(s): Joshua 7:1-15
There are two words that we must not avoid if we are going to have a strong relationship with God. In fact, we must embrace them: confession and repentance.
Scripture(s): Psalm 27:1-3; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 4:32-5:2; Isaiah 55:7-11; Joshua 1:6-9
Whether it is living in love or becoming a missionary, living for God requires trust. We must trust that God’s promises are trustworthy. When we trust Him, we act on that trust.
Scripture(s): John 1:1-13; Isaiah 49:1-7; Luke 2:32
When Jesus came on the scene, Jews understood God philosophically as the God of the universe, but practically as the God of the Jews alone. Do we really appreciate and respect the nature of this baby we are celebrating? He is the Light of the world!
Scripture(s): Isaiah 9:1-7
As God gradually revealed what Jesus was going to be, He first spoke to the descendents of Abraham. God wants His people to know that He is with them. He will not abandon them.
Scripture(s): Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16-18; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15; Psalm 69:21; Psalm 118:22-23; Acts 4:10-12
The pictures of Jesus in the Old Testament gradually reveal who He would be. The gradual revelation was to prepare mankind for the eventual day in which we could understand. When we are ready we can understand who Jesus is and truly why He came.
Scripture(s): Genesis 3:14-15; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Revelation 13:8
This Christmas, let us consider the gift of Jesus through the eyes of God. It’s not about hastily bought presents or some new trinket. Christmas for God is about a Savior that was planned from the very beginning.
Scripture(s): 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
There are those who just don’t understand what giving is all about. They make it about payment. They make it about money. Giving is about so much more.
Scripture(s): Joshua 6
Those who have a track record of dependability are those we trust. God has such a track record. Above all, His promises can be trusted.
Scripture(s): Joshua 5
In our lives, the hardest and scariest part of stepping out in faith is the planting time. This is the time where we follow God without knowing how He will reward our obedience. Will we follow Him when we feel the pressure.
Scripture(s): Joshua 4
We remember things on purpose because they are important to us. We must remember God’s acts for the same reason.
Scripture(s): Joshua 2:15-3:17
We are the farmers of God’s field. He has made promises and tells us what He wants us to do. Are we preparing for rain?
Scripture(s): Joshua 2:1-14
When we speak of the fear of God, many people think of the emotion of fear. However, the Bible reveals that the fear of God has more to do with truly believing in what God says He can do. To the lost, that knowledge does produce fear. What does it produce in the saved?
Scripture(s): Joshua 1:10-17
When we are following the call of God, we are not an island. We are a family. We are a body. God can use you to give courage to someone else.
Scripture(s): Joshua 1:7-9
When we walk in life, fear and worry seem to be constant companions. How does a person move past their fear? What answer does God give to us when there is something legitimate to fear?