Apr13ThuApril 13, 2017
Luke 24: 1 – 12
This Passion Week has reminded us of the difficult road Jesus walked on our behalf. The crowds exalted him and then demanded his crucifixion. The disciples followed and then ran away. The atonement for sin demanded a blood sacrifice. Satan pursued relentlessly and when Jesus was crucified he appeared to have succeeded in defeating the Son of God. But the crucifixion did not tell the whole story. From a human standpoint everything that we knew, based on our life experience, seemed to come to an end.
However, from God’s point of view this was just the middle step in His glorious plan of redemption.
Easter Sunday completes the story that looked like it ended on Good Friday.
GOD’S PLAN OF REDEMPTION
1 The Manger – God with us – Love
2 The Cross – Sacrifice for sin - Forgiveness
3 The Empty Tomb – Resurrection – Life
APPLICATION – The Power of the Resurrection