Holy Week

Sunday, April 01, 2018: Simple Ways to Make The Most of Easter

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) “Whose fool are you?” That’s the question LifePoint will be considering this Easter. If you’re planning to join us (8:00, 9:30, or 11:00AM), here are a few simple ways you can make the most of it: (1) Attend our Good Friday service. Join us this Friday, March 30th at 6:30pm for an evening of remembrance. We will focus on Christ’s crucifixion through singing, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, and listening to (Read More)

March 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Six)

“Not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) The will of a king can be imposed, questioned, and even opposed, but rare is the case when the will of a king is submitted. Sovereignty doesn’t submit – it rules. However, two thousand years ago that is exactly what took place on the night the Lord Jesus, the Sovereign of the universe, laid aside his will to accomplish the will of God. Sovereignty submitted itself to save a race set on opposing Sovereignty. Throughout the four gospels the writers intend to demonstrate for us the sovereignty of Christ over creation, sickness and death, (Read More)

March 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Five)

“And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:14-16) On the eve of the Passover, Jesus sat around a table with his disciples for the meal. It was the day the lamb was to be sacrificed and eaten in remembrance of God’s deliverance from slavery and death (Mark 14:12). Any Jew of good standing would have grown accustomed to this, and yet this occasion was different. Jesus, holding (Read More)

March 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Four)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.” (Matthew 26:3-5) Confession: I struggle with people-pleasing. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us probably do. We prefer to be on good terms with everyone, all the time. In Matthew 26:3-5, we find that this is also true of the Pharisees who plotted against Jesus. We might be a little more like them than we care to (Read More)

March 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Three)

After cursing the fig tree and cleansing the temple (Mark 11:12-19), Jesus and the disciples “went out of the city” (v. 19). On their way back the following morning, the disciples saw the fig tree Jesus cursed the day before, and it had withered away to its roots. They marveled at this, “[a]nd Peter remembered and said to him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered’” (Mark 11:21). Jesus’s response: “Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he (Read More)

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Two)

In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once. (Matthew 21:18-19) And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a (Read More)

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day One)

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. (John 12:32-33) Does the real Jesus matter to you? Or do you prefer a Jesus of your own making? Nothing is more important than how we answer that question. We can’t afford to assume we know the answer and move on to the next thing. No, we need to examine our hearts carefully (2 Co. 13:5). As we come to the starting point of Holy Week, we encounter a crowd of people who, like many of us, assumed they had the right answer to that (Read More)

March 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

Sunday, March 20, 2016: Preparing to Walk with The Lamb

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” (Mark 10:32-34) Can you imagine Jesus, Jerusalem-bound, marching on (Read More)

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments