"Bad Boys of Easter" Sermon Series • March 26 - April 9

In the days and weeks preceding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, three men found their way into the story. Each refused to abandon his quest for control and surrender to the Savior of the world. How can we avoid the mistakes they made? Join us March 26 - April 9th as we learn about - and from - the Bad Boys of Easter.

March 26: Caiaphas // John 10:17–18
In the days and weeks preceding the first Easter, the high priest Caiaphas stood in the presence of Jesus, the Savior of the world, but he refused to abandon his quest for control and surrender to his Creator. It's easy to dismiss Caiaphas as a fool, but what have we put in the place of God?

 

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April 2: Judas // Matthew 26:11–12
There’s something in us that wants to leverage God and his power for our end. We all try to get God in on our thing. We try to bargain with him through prayer, church attendance, giving, or short-term obedience. We promise to do what we think he wants us to do, if he will do what we want. In the Easter story, Judas was like that. He tried to get Jesus to do what he wanted, without regard for Jesus’ ministry and mission. That may seem ridiculous, but there’s a little Judas in all of us. 


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April 9: Criminal of the Cross // Luke 23:41–43
When dreams don’t come true, we turn our frustrations toward God. When things don’t work out, nothing goes our way, and everyone else seems to have lives we can only dream of, we turn our frustrations toward God . . . or we stop believing. If you were taught to believe in a personal God who is all-knowing and all-powerful, how can you not turn your frustration on him when life gets difficult?


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