The Way Home (Part 5)

Behold Our King
In uncertain times, the resurrection of Jesus gives his followers joy and hope and propels them into a changed life on mission for him. N.b. this sermon was recorded during an ‘online service’ due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. Outline The shock of an empty tomb (vv1-12) The joy of resurrection …on the road (vv13-32) …in Jerusalem (vv33-49) …at the temple (vv50-53) In shock and joy—on mission for our king! Read more

Behold the King
As Jesus is crucified, the sign of the charge against him read ‘This is the King of the Jews’. In this message, as Jesus is crucified, we’ll consider how we respond to the momentous event of the cross. N.b. this sermon was recorded during an ‘online service’ due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. Outline Responses to the cross: Carrying (v26) Mourning (vv27-34) Mocking (vv35-38) Seeing (vv39-47) Watching (vv48-49) Honouring (vv50-56) How do you respond to the crucified king? Read more

Denying the King
When the stakes were high, even one of Jesus’ closest followers denied ever knowing him. This is a tragic moment of abandonment as Jesus goes to the cross alone. In this message, as we continue following Jesus on his Way Home, we’ll be considering how we fail to recognise Jesus as King and how God offers forgiveness—even to deniers. Outline Denied by his disciple (22:54-62) Denied by the religious leaders (22:63-71) Denied by the world’s leaders (23:1-16) Denied by everyone (23:18-25)

Pray Like the King
What do you do when things get tough? In this sermon as the cross draws ever closer, we see how, through Christ, we can turn to God in humbly confident prayer. Outline The need for prayer (vv39-40) Jesus’ confidently humble prayer (vv41-44) Place Posture Pain The Power of Darkness (vv45-53)

Meal With the King
As Jesus was heading towards the cross he shared with his followers a significant meal. It wasn’t just significant because it was their last meal together, but through it, Jesus shows that by dying a criminal’s death, he fulfils God’s plans to bring in a radically new kingdom. Outline The preparations (vv1-13) …for fulfilment (vv14-23) Reversals (vv24-38) Remembering the King (Note: there is a slight ringing sound occasionally throughout this recording. Read more

Standing With the King
Whether it’s the ‘big things’ in the news or the small things in our own life there are many things which can make us anxious. What does Jesus have to offer our anxious hearts? Outline Do not be deceived (vv5-9) Stand firm (vv10-28) Be alert (vv29-38)

Interrogating the King
Often we ask questions with no intention of listening, but just to prove ourselves right. And it can be the same with the questions we ask of Jesus. In this message we see some people meet Jesus with an agenda, hoping to trap him. But instead, the truth is revealed. Outline Whose image? (20:20-26) Whose wife? (20:27-40) Whose son? (20:41-44) Whose example? (20:45-21:4)

Rejecting the King
When Jesus spoke, people saw he had authority. But this was divisive and difficult, especially for religious people. In this passage, we see the final result of rejecting Jesus’ kingly authority. Outline Jesus’ authority questioned (vv1-8) Jesus’ authority rejected (vv9-15) Christ’s crushing authority? (vv16-19) Will you receive or reject Jesus? (1 Peter 2:4-6)

Recognising the King
Where do you look for peace? In this message we see Jesus, the only hope for peace, humbly entering the royal city. But as he comes, the question is will we receive him and his peace? Outline Prepare the way (vv28-35) Three responses to Jesus (vv36-40) The tears of the king (vv41-44) Cleaning God’s house (vv45-48) Will you recognise Jesus as king?