City on a Hill Community Church - Indian River
Profound Love on a Rugged Cross & in an Empty Grave
Easter is celebrated once a year to mark the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Christians, however, we are Easter people and celebrate daily that Jesus’ sacrifice has given us the opportunity for new life.
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  • City on a Hill Community Church - Indian River
    Sunday 9:30 AM
1. THE DEATH OF DEATH
For the resurrection to even be possible, death had to happen. Jesus had to die.
"By using the word must, Jesus is indicating that he is planning to die—that he is doing it voluntarily. He is not merely predicting it will happen. This is probably what offends Peter the most. It is one thing for Jesus to say, 'I will fight and will be defeated,' and another to say, 'This is why I came; I intend to die!' That is totally inexplicable to Peter…Here Jesus is saying, 'Yes, I’m the Messiah, the King, but I came not to live but to die. I’m not here to take power but to lose it; I’m here not to rule but to serve. And that’s how I’m going to defeat evil and put everything right…' The word must modifies and controls the whole sentence, and that means that everything in this list is a necessity. Jesus must suffer, must be rejected, must be killed, must be resurrected.

Peter found the necessity of Jesus’ death difficult. Why was this so difficult for him—and for us—to accept?"

-Timothy Keller, JESUS THE KING-
2. FOR GOD SO LOVED
So we see that death was necessary for us, but why go through all the trouble, if you’re God?
CONCLUSION
We celebrate because:
- The suffering of Jesus tells us we no longer have to suffer ourselves
- The ugliness of the bloody cross sees beauty restored in God’s creation
- The empty grave offers us fullness of life
- The victory over the grave means our victory over sin and death
- We have been given NEW LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS

Giving // Offering

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