LifePointe Christian Church
Making a King - Week 5
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  • LifePointe Christian Church
    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
What did Jesus accomplish on the cross?
Ancient historian Josephus called crucifixion “the most wretched of deaths.”

Greek philosopher Cicero asked decent Roman citizens not to even speak of the cross because it was too disgraceful for decent people to speak of.
First, we must start with the fact scripture is clear God is Holy, perfect without blemish or what we often refer to as sin.
How is it that we celebrate the crucifixion as good news? As Good Friday?

Is it good? Was it good that day a few thousand years ago? The audience of that Friday thought it was anything but good.

I believe in order to answer that question we must start with another question, “What did Jesus accomplish on the cross?”

To answer this question we have to connect a few dots, we have to connect the cross to God and the OT.
Second, God made man holy and without sin...Adam and Eve were created in the image of God and were without blemish just as God is, but they ushered sin into the world by trying to upgrade who God created them to be.
Sin changed it all.

Sin is separating us from God. This happened when man decided to upgrade, by listening to the lie of Satan.
The only human that avoided this category was Jesus.

Not only was Jesus without sin, he became sin.
So, what did Jesus accomplish on the cross? He became our substitute by paying a price we can’t and bridged the gap between us and God giving us a full life here and eternity.
All of this to say that Jesus, by adding sin to his life became our substitute...this what Jesus accomplished. He died for us.

It is what theologians call substitutionary atonement...got it? It means that Jesus took the penalty for sin in place of humanity.
So, what do we do with this?

We have to allow Jesus to be our substitute. I think a lot of us get this in some regard, but do we really get what depth of what is happening?

I believe we allow Jesus to be our substitute when we not only believe, but live in a way...

1. We demonstrate our need for a substitute in the way we live.

2. When we life a life of humility.

3. When we live a life of gratitude.

Easy Online Giving or Text Giving

You can give a one-time gift or a recurring gift using the link below. TEXT GIVING also available. Send text to: 916 472 0020 Follow the prompts to set up your secure text giving

https://lifepointe.onthecity.org/give/login
Easter Services Next Week: Sat @ 5pm, Sun @ 9am & 10:30am
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Join us for one of our three Easter services!

Children’s activities and egg hunt at all services. Relevant Message. Uplifting music. Casual atmosphere. Light refreshments & coffee.
Invite your friends and family!

Sign Up Now! Weekend of Service | Sat, April 16

Weekend of Service (WOS) will be benefitting the Elk Grove Unified School District and the Shriners Children’s Hospital. You might be building a school garden or installing bark in school landscapes or sewing medical play dolls for hospitalized children.WOS is an annual event in which of network of churches, called The Church at Elk Grove, when we come together to serve our community. Clicking on the SignUpGenius link below for full list of sites and details.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a8af28a4f94-feickert
"Christian Adulthood" Meeting for Parents of Teens | Sun, April 3 @ 1:30pm
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A Wheatstone Ministries Event

Teens & Youth are leaving the church. According to John Dickerson, “Research indicates that more than half of those born into evangelicalism are leaving the movement during their twenties. And the majority of them never return.”

Parents and guardians, join us for a presentation from Wheatstone Ministries, an organization dedicated to stopping the bleeding. Come discover the role you have in helping young people move into Christian Adulthood.

More info: Derek Gute, Student Ministries Pastor at d.gute@lifepointe.org

Space limited! Men's Charity Golf Tournament | May 7

Come out to test your skills and support the Elk Grove Teen Center. 4-person Best Ball Scramble at Dry Creek Ranch in Galt. Raffle prizes, car giveaway and more!Cost: $125/person. Signup deadline is April 17. Use the link now to sign up:

https://lifepointechurch.wufoo.com/forms/p16v4yai05jhj4w/