Daily Bible Verse:              John 14:27

‘Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.’

- The Lord wants us to enjoy a gift – peace of mind and heart.
- It is a gift that He freely gives and a gift we can freely receive.
- The world’s peace is empty, but His peace passes all understanding.
- His peace is our sure foundation and therefore we do not need to fear.

Prayer: Lord, I receive Your gift of peace into my heart and mind today. I choose Your peace over my wisdom, thoughts and fears. Fill me with You peace so that I can enjoy a life without fear. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: John 14:27
‘Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.’


Daily Bible Verse: John 14:1
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me.’

Notes - EASTER - A TIME TO REMEMBER AND A TIME TO REJOICE!

EASTER - A TIME TO REMEMBER AND A TIME TO REJOICE!

By: Andrew W Roebert

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  • Introduction

    - Easter is a special time!
    - A time when we celebrate what Jesus did for us.
    - We remember how He died for us.
    - And we remember how He rose again and conquered death.
    - We remember how He made it possible for our sins to be forgiven.
    - We remember how the access to the Holy of Holies was open for all.
    - It is a special time!

  • 1. JESUS, THE MESSIAH

    - Jesus is the Messiah!
    - Generations had waited for Him.
    - The Saviour, the Prince of Peace.
    - Pilate questioned Jesus on this very issue.
    - Luke 23:3 So Pilate asked Him, "Are You their Messiah - their King?"
    "Yes," Jesus replied, "it is as you say."

    - By His own admission, Jesus settled the issue - forever.
    - Never to be debated again.
    - Jesus reply was YES.
    - He is the Messiah!
    - He is the Saviour!
    - He is the Prince of Peace, the mighty God, the one we all needed.
    - Today He can be your Messiah.

  • 2. CRUCIFY HIM, CRUCIFY HIM

    - This was the cry of the people.
    Luke 23:20-21 Pilate argued with them, for he wanted to release Jesus. But they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
    - Today people still shout those words in their hearts.
    - Crucifixion was their idea.
    - This was humanities cry.
    - Still today people reject Him.
    - Don't reject Jesus today!
    - Invite Him into your hearts.

  • 3. JESUS WAS SENTENCED TO DIE

    - Pilate sentenced Jesus to die.
    - He did what the people wanted.
    - Luke 23:24 So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.
    - They released a criminal (Barnabas) and sentenced Jesus to death.
    - Jesus was the innocent one.
    - The innocent had to pay the price for the guilty.
    - Jesus was willing to do this.
    - For all the generations.
    - It was for you and me.

  • 4. ABLE TO FORGIVE

    - Jesus was able to forgive.
    - In the midst of all the suffering and injustice He could forgive.
    - He could because He knew no sin.
    Luke 23:34 "Father, forgive these people," Jesus said, "for they don't know what they are doing."
    - Jesus did not retaliate.
    - He did not fight back.
    - Jesus entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.
    - He left the judging to God.
    - He did not look for revenge.
    - He did not demand an apology.
    - He just forgave.
    - Never, never, has there been such love.

  • 5. THEY CRUCIFIED HIM

    - They saw it through!
    - The crucified Jesus, the Messiah!
    - Luke 23:32 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him.
    - In a moment prophecy was fulfilled.
    - Imagine the pain and the suffering.
    - This is an extended death.
    - Not a 'kind' quick death.
    - But an extended suffering.
    - THEY CRUCIFIED HIM!

  • 6. THE CURTAIN IN THE TEMPLE WAS TORN

    Luke 23:44-45 By now it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land for three hours, until three o'clock. The light from the sun was gone - and suddenly the thick veil hanging in the Temple split apart.
    - This was a significant event.
    - The curtain had separated the Holy of Holies from the temple.
    - Only the high priest was able, once a year, to enter the very presence of God.
    - In this instant, the Holy of Holies was opened to all.
    - We could have access to the presence of God.
    - Access to God was made available to us forever.

  • 7. JESUS DIED

    - History's turning point.
    - As Jesus died.
    Luke 23:46 Then Jesus shouted, "Father, I commit My Spirit to You," and with those words He died.
    - At this time God turned His back on Jesus!
    - As He placed the sin of the world on His Son.
    - Jesus died for you and for me.
    - He is the turning point of our lives.

  • 8. HE IS NOT HERE

    Luke 24:1-3 But very early on Sunday morning they took the ointments to the tomb - and found that the huge stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside. So they went in - but the Lord Jesus' body was gone.
    - When Jesus died, even His disciples and friends lost hope.
    - They went to look for His body in the tomb.
    - Every effort had been made to secure His body.
    - The tomb had been sealed.
    - Guards had been placed on duty to guard the tomb.
    - But by the time the disciples got there, He was gone.

  • 9. HE IS ALIVE

    - Luke 24:6 He isn't here! He has come back to life again!
    - He is alive!
    - What a story.
    - Alive never to die again.
    - Having made the way clear for us to know Him and to have eternal life.
    - God's gift to us was Jesus.
    - Today Jesus is still God's gift to each of us.
    - Have you accepted this gift?
    - If so then let's rejoice today.
    - If not, why not?