Weekend Messages

Sin to Peace

This message series brings to the forefront of our thinking the last few days of the earthly existence of Jesus the Messiah. Each of the biblical characters portrayed in the gospel according to John the apostle struggled with sin, as we all do. Jesus came to save sinners, as we all are.

March 3   Betrayal to Obedience
Like Judas, you may have betrayed a friend. Or, like Jesus, you may have been betrayed by a friend. We will consider together the biblical account of Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.

March 10   Denial to Affirmation
Like Peter, you may have denied a friend, lived with regret because of it, and now you’re stuck, not knowing how things can go back to the way they were. Let’s take a look at the biblical account of Peter’s denial.

March 17   Temporal to Eternal
Like Pilate, you may have hovered on the brink of a crucial decision. Your indecision may have resulted in regrettable consequences. We will consider together the biblical account of Pilate’s interaction with Jesus.

March 24   Disloyalty to Commitment
Like the crowd that shouted “Crucify Him!”, you may have been disloyal to a friend, your boss, your spouse. We will consider together the biblical account of the sentencing of Jesus.

March 31   Disrespect to Worship
Like the soldier who showed disrespect for Jesus as He hung on the cross, you may have shown disrespect for another. Or, like Jesus, you may have experienced disrespect. We will consider together the biblical account of the crucifixion of Jesus, and the disrespect that He suffered in the hands of sinful men.

April 7   Fear to Courage   
Like Joseph of Arimathea, you may have delayed committing your life to Jesus Christ because of fear. Let us consider together the biblical account of the burial of Jesus Christ, and how this Pharisee stepped out of the shadows into the light as he overcame fear.

April 14   Unbelief to Trust
Like John the Beloved, you may have teetered between unbelief and trust, consumed by disappointment when things didn’t turn out the way you expected. We will consider together the biblical account of this disciple’s experience of an empty tomb and abandoned graveclothes.

April 19   (Good Friday)  Despair to Hope
Like Mary Magdalene, you hope may have been shattered by unfulfilled expectation and sank deep into despair. We will consider together the biblical account of the crucial hours following the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

April 21   Anxiety to Peace
Like the disciples in the Upper Room following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, you may have entertained anxious misgivings in the midst of trouble. We will consider together the biblical account of the appearance of Jesus Christ to the disciples following His resurrection.