When you hear a warning of something concerning coming your way, do you stay or do you go? In this passage, as we continue our journey with Jesus, we will hear him talking about the cross, the turning point of history. It brings judgement on the world and ushers in the Kingdom of God. Jesus calls us to escape the world and find refuge in him. Outline The Kingdom of God (Daniel 2:44, 7:13-14) … is among you (Luke 17:20-21) …comes through suffering (17:22-25) …comes with sudden judgment (17:26-37) Living now in the Kingdom
In the lead-up to Easter, we’re reflecting on the foolish cross and the empty tomb from 1 Corinthians 1 and 15. Talk Outline The cross is foolish and weak? (1:18-25) The church is foolish and weak? (1:26-31) So stick with the foolish and weak message (2:1-5) Knowing Christ Crucified
Jesus is going… to prepare a place (vv1-7) so greater works will be done (vv8-14) to send the Spirit (vv15-26) so his disciples will have peace (vv27-31) Life ‘without’ Jesus
The death of a righteous man (vv44-47) The sun turns dark The temple curtain splits Jesus cries his last words Why this unjust death is ‘good’ (1 Peter 3:18) Three responses to Jesus (vv48-56) Recognise Respect Repent How will you respond to Jesus?
Safe as houses? You will live in uncertain times People will lead astray The earth will shake You’ll be hated But the Son of Man reigns He is with us He is reigning And he’ll bring salvation! Signs of uncertain times …remind us to watch Where is your certainty?
You can know God’s love because of certain hope (5:1-5) because of what He did and when He did it (5:6-8) Living in God’s love Confidence (5:9-11) Loving like God (12:14-21)
Good Friday Sermon, 2016 The unforgiving mockers (vv34-38) The unforgivable men (vv32-33; 39-43) Finding forgiveness