Posts in Easter
Colossians 3:1-4 || Raised with Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Colossians 3:1-4 reminds us of our past, present and future position in Christ. We're also reminded that in order to actually know and understand the security that comes we have with being hid in Him we need to seek and set our minds on the things above.

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Luke 24:1-12 || He is Risen

Scars (The Gospel of Luke) Series || Possibly the most important words ever spoken to mankind are found here in Luke 24:6: An angel tells the women Jesus 'is not here, but has risen.' The empty tomb is an integral part of the gospel. If Christ was not raised from the dead then our faith is in vain and we are still dead in our sins. CS Lewis once famously said 'Jesus Christ was either a liar, a lunatic, or He was who He said He was.' If Jesus did in fact rise from the dead then He is who He said He was and every single word of His should impact and shape every single aspect of our lives.

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Luke 22:39-53 || The Hour of Darkness

Scars (The Gospel of Luke) Series || In this middle part of Luke 22 we see the humanity of Jesus, the Son of Man, on full display. We see Him wrestle with the desire to avoid the cross if possible. And we also see Him do what we could never do; fully embrace the Father's will. Finally, in what might seem a strange twist to the story, we are reminded in His interaction with His disciples and His captors He was still fully the Son of God.

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Luke 22:24-38, 54-62 || Sifted Servants

Scars (The Gospel of Luke) Series || Jesus tells Peter in Luke 22 of his (Peter's) denial, but also tells him that when he turns back he is to strengthen his brothers. We are reminded here that God can and does use our weakest moments to strengthen others, and sometimes the trials He allows us to go through are for the sake of others.

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Luke 22:1-23 || A Traitor at the Table

Scars (The Gospel of Luke) Series || Luke 22:23 tells us the disciples were surprised by Jesus' claim that one of them will betray Jesus. This statement demonstrates to us that, despite knowing, Jesus never treated Judas differently than the other disciples. He showed the same love and extended the same call to Judas as He did to the other disciples. And we see here in Luke 22, even traitors are welcome at the Lord's table.

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