SERMON SERIES: EASTER IS FOR EVERYONE
People love to put folks in boxes. You're this, I'm that. You're here, and I'm there. You do, and I don't. And yet, in a time more divided than ours, Jesus ate with everybody—foreigners, women, irreligious people, sinners. We're different, and our differences push us apart.
Does it have to be that way??
Not with Jesus.
PART 1: SNAPSHOTS
You'd think that the folks given the immense privilege of being the first witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus would be some serious VIPs. ...But were they?
In this message, we'll shine the spotlight on a few of the first witnesses of Jesus' resurrection and find ourselves reminded of God's broad love and the fact that Easter really is for everyone.
Text: John 20:1-16
4/1/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: PORTRAIT
One thing God is famous for is his exacting standards. He’s holy. He does not like sin. Which means that if we’re sinful, we’d better distance ourselves from him...right? In this message we’ll look to Peter in John 21 to see how Jesus treats us when we’ve done less than our best--and to see the best way to respond to God’s holiness.
Text: John 21:1-14
4/8/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 3: MURAL
Given that Easter is for everyone, we’d better figure out how to communicate with love in the midst of significant differences. In this message, we'll explore two fascinating events in history to learn about one thing that—according to God—has the power to divide or unite us.
Text: Acts 2:6-12
4/15/18 Speaker : Justin Gerhardt