Holy Week | 8 Days that Change Everything
Mar.28 - April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021 • Michael Krause
It’s been a long, dark, cold, and lonely winter. We’ve been isolated, polarized, and fatigued, surrounded by despair and even death. But even though we’ve journeyed through a season unprecedented in our lifetime, our current experience is not unlike the feelings the early disciples had as they made their way to the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid to rest just days earlier. What they witnessed next changed everything, dividing the whole world into “Before” and “After”, and they knew immediately they would never be the same again. But does this day still hold that same power for us? How can what happened two thousand years ago on this, the 8th Day of Holy Week, make it possible for today to be Day One of the rest of our lives?
April 2, 2021 • Jeff Lockyer
No event in history evokes such a mix of emotions, debate, and faith as the story of the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. It has become the subject of countless works of art, including dozens of blockbuster movies and musicals. The plot is simple: Jesus, an innocent man, was executed for political crimes that he didn’t commit. But what was really behind this display of naked injustice? Why did Jesus have to die, and why is the cross so important to His followers today? How did a faith leader who proclaimed a message of eternal life end up being universally celebrated by a symbol of death? And what’s so “Good” about a Friday that is synonymous with death?
March 28, 2021 • Ashlee Eiland
The image of Jesus hanging on the cross is one of the most iconic images world-wide. But what not many people realize is that this was set in motion by one of the most striking religious and political spectacles of all time. We’ve come to refer to that spectacle as “Palm Sunday”. What is Palm Sunday, and how did a crowd of palm-branch-waving Jesus fans seal the fate of one of the most iconic figure in human history? And what does this story reveal about the true identity of Jesus, and why He was eventually executed? And if we properly understood what happened on the first Palm Sunday, how would it change everything for us today?