Elements City Church
Final Words Series - EASTER SUNDAY
We all know that ‘final words’ hold a great deal of significance and meaning. We tend to lean in to friends and relatives as they share with us in those moments. As we move toward Easter – we remember the final words Jesus spoke from the Cross and what they show us about God’s heart for humanity. We celebrate the wonder of the Easter Resurrection on Sunday April 1st, 2018 from the vantage point of these significant final words. They still speak to us today...
Locations & Times
  • Elements City Church
    1825 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA
    Sunday 5:00 PM

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HAPPY EASTER! We pray that tonight would be encouraging for you. If you're a guest here with us, we invite you to fill out our communication card in our app or at the Next Steps table in the back of the auditorium after service, we'd love to meet you and we have a free gift for you. Click the link below to see THE WEEKLY - our digital announcements/info for all things happening in and around Elements...or find it in our app.

If you've ever had to move before - you've utilized boxes to pack. Boxes are nice because they can contain stuff. Make it manageable and controllable. Some folks like to live life that way - trying to make everything containable, controllable and manageable. But God doesn't fit in your box, my box or any box. EASTER proves that God is NOT containable...
"There is only one reason to be a Christian: Because it's true."
- Francis Schaeffer
EASTER HAPPENED and it burst into our world, but our minds and imaginations were too small to contain it. At one level the continued puzzlement of the disciples is a mark of the story's authenticity.
As even one leading agnostic scholar has put it, “it looks as though they were struggling to describe something for which they didn't have adequate language.” The reality of Easter & God & how He works = isn’t containable
He’s MUCH TOO BIG to fit in any box.
It’s by faith, not effort that we find our way home to God.
Easter extends an invitation and calls us to choose:
– which will you rely on? (Faith or Effort?)
= are you trusting in your effort to get in good standing with the Creator OR will you choose faith in what Jesus did on your behalf?
We see examples of people in the gospels reaching out in faith, clinging to a hope in Jesus like a lifeline…but maybe none more clearly than what we see as Jesus was finishing his mission on the cross.
You’ll remember – there were 3 Crosses that day.
Jesus was on one.
2 criminals were on the others…
Jesus’ heart is always turning toward those who are turning in his direction – those looking to find HOPE in Him!
That’s the testimony of the cross – He came to seek and save the lost.
John 12:32 (Jesus said) "And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” ONE criminal, in one crucial moment, made one faith filled leap of trust…and Jesus responded: “Today, you’ll be ‘with me’”… That’s the HOPE that is introduced and unleashed on that cross in that moment and what it driven home by EASTER and the resurrection.
Bottom Line:
Having a ‘with Jesus’ life means I’ll never have a “without Jesus” moment again
Easter is celebrating this new reality – availability of life ‘with Jesus’ now and forever more. We see in this moment on the cross with these 2 criminals: a choice. There comes a moment for each one of us as well: what are you going to do with Jesus?A choice is really what the invitation of EASTER offers us.
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