Current Series: Death To Life

Lou Giglio once said, “Jesus didn’t come to make bad things good, but to make dead people alive.” For our Holy Week teachings we want to explore the reality that we often mistake God’s primary action in our lives as one that makes our circumstances better – when in reality Jesus came to bring us into freedom from death a fullness of life. 

1. Jesus offers Forgiveness – Do You Want It? 

Text: Luke 19:1-9 

In the first week of our series – we will examine Jesus’ interaction with a man named Zacchaeus and the deep forgiveness that Jesus offers us. 


Deeper Dive:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from his interaction with Zacchaeus?
  2. What do we learn about Zacchaeus from his desire to see Jesus and in his response to him?
  3. Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation?
  4. Forgiveness and reconciliation were primary elements of Jesus’ mission. Why is this?
  5. Who are you struggling to forgive today? Yourself? Another? Why?

2. More than “Bad to Good”– Offers You Peace 

Text: Luke 19:28-44 – Triumphal Entry 

The people looked to Jesus as their conquering military hero, but as the celebration ends Jesus weeps over the city and the people. They’ve missed the whole point of God’s action. We often miss what God wants to do in our lives because we expect him to make bad things good. Easter week invites us to see Jesus anew as the one who brings us from death to life. 

3. From Death 

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Luke 23:26-43;  

Jesus’ death frees us from sin and also means that we that we no longer need to live for ourselves but we are free to live for Jesus. 

4. To Life 

What must be true of Jesus if he actually resurrected on Easter? He was Divine.  He was worthy of God’s miracle. He was dead. 

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