Family traditions, religious celebrations, and spring vacations rule at this time of year! Easter is a Christian event, but even followers of Christ can miss the point.
I preached yesterday from Luke 9 about how Jesus kept telling the men and women around Him why He was purposefully moving toward Jerusalem where He would be arrested, killed, and brought back from the dead. They kept missing the point.
My primary applications related to our Easter outreach presentations next Sunday morning. We should not “miss the point” of the Easter season. We have the advantage of a complete historical record of what happened (the Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and a thorough explanation of why it happened (the Epistles – New Testament letters written by the men who saw and heard Jesus). We have the Good News! Jesus died for our sins and rose again! Let’s go tell them!
Listen to the sermon here.
Their problems and His points included:
Point: Death is the prerequisite to life.
Point: Jesus is the center of attention.
Point: The most amazing thing is the old familiar story
Point: Deliverance now, destruction later.
Conclusion: Stop making excuses and start making disciples!