March 25-26, 2017
Encounters with Christ: Man Born Blind
John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39 & Ephesians 5:8-14
In our Gospel lessons during Lent, Jesus has several encounters. This week we explore the encounter Jesus had with a man born blind. Through this encounter, we will discover what it means when your purpose is greater than your problem.
April 1-2, 2017
Encounters with Christ: Lazarus
John 11:17-27, 38-53 & Romans 8:1-11
In our Gospel lessons during Lent, Jesus has several encounters. This week we explore the encounter He had with Lazarus. We know that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. By raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus shows that He has power over sin and death.
April 8-9, 2017
Encounters with Christ: Philip & Andrew
John 12:20-36 & Philippians 2:5-11
In our Gospel lessons during Lent, Jesus has several encounters. This week we explore the encounter He had with Philip and Andrew, right after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday was the beginning of a dramatic week for the Lord. Jesus goes from adoration, to death, to resurrection!
April 13, 2017 - Maundy Thursday
Encounters with Christ: Twelve Men
Matthew 26:17-30 & Psalm 116:12-19
During Jesus’ encounter at the Last Supper, Jesus meets and eats with His disciples, the twelve men who will follow Him in life and to the ends of the earth. They share their self-doubt, and Jesus confronts Judas. Even in the confusion and betrayal, forgiveness is spoken.
April 14, 2017 - Good Friday
Encounters with Christ: The Cross
John 19:17-30 & Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
When we promise, we don’t always keep our promises. For us, words don’t always matter. Words matter to our Lord. Jesus Christ fulfilled His promises with His encounter with the Cross.
April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday
Be Realistic and Plan on a Miracle!
Colossians 3:1-4 & Matthew 28:1-10
On Easter, we look up! We look to the heavens, reflecting on the miracle of His resurrection, and see Jesus in His glory. We look up, setting our minds on things above and living our eternal life, right now, below.
April 22-23, 2017 - It Is Over. Keep Going!
Acts 5:29-42 & John 20:19-31
After Easter, we continue to rejoice at our Savior’s Resurrection! We also often let go of the momentum that brought us to that day. But now is not time to stop, but to continue with passion the great work of being an authentic believer in Jesus Christ.