Easter notes 2013

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Easter notes 2013

  1. 1. Easter Pictures (Selected Scriptures) March 31, 2013 David Clayton Pictures of Easter Pictures representing events surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Interactive: Show the picture and you tell me some things in one or two words that you associate with the picture. For example: the Palm branch Prophecy: 500 years Zech. 9 Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey colt. Palm branch: Praise and Worship 2. OVERTURNED TABLE: How to be good and angry Some things are worth being angry about- Jesus how to be good and angry. 3. Communion Bread: Communion and Friendship Washing feet, humility, love, joy, meal, heaven: Family 4. 30 Pieces of Silver: Betrayal What does it
  2. 2. profit if you gain the world and lose your soul? What is your betrayal price? 5. Washing Hands: Courage Where am I washing my hands when I should be involved? Is there anywhere today where the Lord’s church is washing its hands regarding issues, injustices, abuse, poverty, addictions? 6. Nails: Forgiveness My sins are forgiven because of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Nails were driven through his hands and feet but as been said many many times- Nails did not hold him on the cross- his love for us did. He wanted us to have forgiveness through him. 7. Rooster: Fear Too many times we are better at crowing our fears than communicating our faith. 8. Thorns: King King: Mocked him as king, the thorns were a mockery, they put a royal robe on him and a staff in his hand and mocked him and beat him. The sign on the Cross “King of the Jews” was a mockery. But the sign was true. He is King of King and Lord of lords. Incidentally, have you noticed that in our society we cannot make fun of religions. However, Christianity and Jesus are made fun of quite often. The crown of thorns on his head were put there in mockery but it says that in heaven, everyone will lay down whatever crowns they wore on this earth and lay them at his feet. He is king of king and lords of lords and every knee in heaven on earth, and under
  3. 3. the earth will bow to him and confess his name. 9. Empty Tomb: Power Philip Yancey: On the cross Jesus absorbed the worst of what Earth has to offer, a convergence of evil and death in an event of profound injustice. Resurrection Sunday gave a sure and certain sign of contradiction, demonstrating that nothing can withstand the healing force of a loving God. We live out our days aware of the redemptive power of suffering while awaiting the restoration power of creation made new. 10. Nail Scarred Hands: Eternal Life Seeing is believing Thomas: Doubting Thomas: Difference Gideon (example) Thomas- show me: Peter and John: joy empty tomb and believed Thomas needed proof: My Lord and My God. Jesus: blessed to believe without seeing. But Thomas was blessed as well for his belief. Nail scarred hands: Seeing is believing- Believing is seeing. *** Nail scarred hands: Resurrection- Eternal life. The same power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead is what he uses to raise us up into eternal life.
  4. 4. Jame Byran Smith When I think of the resurrection of Jesus Christ I think about how no one is past redemption. All of us have a chance, no matter what we have done or where we have been, to change our minds, hearts, and behavior, and to follow Jesus who says to us, Follow me. If we say yes, we can be sure that a good and beautiful day awaits us. And when we string those days together into months, years, and decades, we will have lived a good and beautiful life. And that life is destined to echo a benediction of love all of eternity to hear.
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