Scripture: Matthew 28:1–20 Biblical Idea: Christ’s resurrection prompted four groups of messengers to action. Heavenly Authenticators (28:1–10) Faithful Women (28:1, 8-9) Deceitful Stewards (28:11–15) Commissioned Disciples (28:16–20) Timeless Truth: Jesus Christ is preeminent in the kingdom economy. Today’s Message: Make disciples. Go to Christ. Go out with Christ’s authority. Go out with Christ’s clarity. Go out with Christ’s presence.
Good Friday Special Worship Service - The God of the Cross - Pastor Rex discusses Piper’s Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die (available as a free download on desiringgod.com)
Biblical Idea: Three groups encounter Christ in his temple resulting in different responses. Timeless Truth: Jesus is the Messiah. Today’s Message: Reset your resignation regarding Christ.
Biblical Idea: Jesus explained the connection between heavenly spirituality and kingdom economy. Timeless Truth: Our heavenly Father is reliable and worthy. Today’s Message: Lay Up to Lay Down—Four Key Decisions to Your Spirituality and Stewardship in the Kingdom Economy. Which Path? Which Spirituality? Which Foundation? Which Master?
Biblical Idea: Jesus conditioned a model of pure prayer to our heavenly Father. Timeless Truth: Forgiving forgiven followers conditions the fellowship of prayer with our forgiving Father. Today’s Message: Freely forgive to freely pray. Remember to: Repent, Reconcile, Restore
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-10 Biblical Idea: Jesus prescribed a model prayer to our heavenly Father. Timeless Truth: Kingdom people request God’s presence. Today’s Message: Request our Father’s presence.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 Biblical Idea: Paul dissected the character of the gospel ethic of love against the flawed Corinthian view of spirituality. Timeless Truth: The Holy Spirit empowers a new Christ-looking love of being and doing. Today’s Message: Test the character consistency of your love.
Bible Idea: During a night vision about future beastly kingdoms, God showed Daniel that God's Son will rule forever. Timeless Truth: Beastly kingdom settings provide opportunities to witness to Christ's everlasting kingdom. Today's Message: Steward the Savior's stability in earth's elevator of empires.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:1–26 Biblical Idea: The Preacher found that only a return to the basic duty to please God could rescue from the edge of despair. Timeless Truth: The friction of Spiritual living in a futile world accomplishes the Spirit’s aim (Romans 8:20). NOTE: “Spiritual” is capitalized on purpose. Today’s Message: Pump hope against the futility for a friction that generates spiritual profit in 2020.