Daily Bible Verse:              Hebrews 4:16

‘So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.’

- You have the right and the privilege to approach your gracious God.
- You don’t need to run and hide; you can step forward with boldness.
- His mercy is waiting for you.
- When you need it the most, His help is just a prayer away.

Prayer: Lord, You know exactly what I am facing and going through. I choose to boldly call upon You for the help that I so desperately need. I believe that Your mercy and Your gracious kindness will make a way for me. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Hebrews 4:16
‘So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.’


Daily Bible Verse: Hebrews 6:19
‘We have this hope as an Anchor for the soul, firm and secure.’

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?