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“The Return of the King” (Luke 24:1-35)

The Return of the King (Luke 24:13-35) Last week we considered the triumphal entry of Jesus as he rode upon a donkey into Jerusalem with a large crowd shouting “Hosanna in the highest!” They were ready to crown him as their king. They viewed him as the Messiah, the promised Savior. But they limited his reign to a physical throne, and his salvation to political freedom. Jesus came to accomplish so much more. The entrance of the King was merely…

“The Departure of the King” (Matthew 27:26-61)

The Departure of the King (Mt. 27:26-61) This morning we considered Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Although he was praised and honored, it was merely the beginning of the end of his earthly ministry. As we come to a passage that is so familiar to us, we really want to engage our minds and hearts. Let us rely upon the Holy Spirit to move us with a fresh understanding of Christ’s death. We want to understand the event itself so…

“Sola Gratia” (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Sola Gratia (Eph. 2:1-10) It’s a lot easier to state the truth of this doctrine than it is to feel the joy and freedom we have received because of it. God gives life through his Son to display the riches of his grace. Our silence is not only a missed opportunity for our neighbor to hear the gospel, but, a missed opportunity to display God’s grace. I want to know fully and display often, the riches of God’s mercy. Illus:…

“Looking to Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Some of you have come this evening in a state of confusion. Others of you are weighed down by burdens so great you thought twice about staying home. Marriages are on thin ice. Children are living in rebellion. There are conflicts and tensions in families, as well as discord and division within the local church (or even between sister churches). Many of us feel beaten up emotionally. Our lives are messy. Our hopes have been shattered. We’ve came to church…