04/05/2020 | “Making Arrangements” | Luke 23:50-56

Jesus burial established a remarkable trajectory of hope for all who believe in him.  Had Jesus been tossed into a Roman burial pit, many clear and compelling proofs of the resurrection would not have been possible.  But in God’s advanced funeral planning for His Only Begotten Son, he is buried in a prominent place, in a grave secure from unseen access, in a new, unused tomb, and wrapped in grave-clothes that would be abandoned.  Listen to “Making Arrangements” as we examine Luke 23:50-56 and consider amazing importance of the burial of the Lord Jesus as it testifies to the certainty of Jesus’ death, the courage of those who follow Him, and a clear witness to the resurrection.   Get the Order of Service here.

“Making Arrangements” Luke 23:50-56

03/29/2020 | “Behold Your King” | Luke 23:26-49

Luke’s account of the crucifixion is remarkable in many ways.  It gives scarcely any details about the crucifixion itself, but focuses attention on the reactions of those Jesus encountered as He traveled the way of suffering.   He was met with pity, mockery and bitter anger, but also remarkable and unexpected faith.   At every turn Luke declares the Kingship of Jesus.   Yet, Jesus hardly looks like a King.  To the eye he appears to be victim, not victor. Listen as we examine Luke 23:26-49 and consider the Kingship of Christ, powerfully declared, brazenly rejected and savingly believed.  Get the Order of Service here.

“Behold Your King”, Luke 23:26-49

03/15/2020 | “Betraying Jesus” | Luke 22:39-62

What does betrayal look like and where does it come from?  And where does betrayal take us?  Luke 22:39-62 chronicles the betrayal of the disciples, but it highlights the betrayals of Judas and Peter.  Their similarities are more than you imagine and their differences fewer than you might expect, yet the name ‘Judas’ is synonymous with treachery, while ‘Peter’ is honored?  What made the difference? Listen as we examine Luke 22:39-62 and consider the difference between despair and redemption in the wake of our own sin, brokenness and betrayal.  Click here for the Order of Service