He is Risen (Holy Week)
Easter is for YOU
Traditional • April 4, 2021 • Bill Brunson
Read all four of the Gospel accounts of Easter Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16:1-8 Luke 24:1-12 John 20:1-18 When Mary Magdalene found the empty tomb, she was weeping when the Risen Lord spoke to her, but she thought he was the gardener. She only recognized Jesus when he called her by name. 1) When in your life, have you felt Jesus had been lost to you? What were the circumstances? 2) When in your life have you heard Jesus call you by name? What did it mean to you and how did it affect your faith and your life? 3) When the Risen Lord appeared to the travelers on the Emmaus Road, they did not recognize him until the breaking of the bread. When have you felt the presence of the Risen Lord during Holy Communion in the breaking of the bread and the drinking of the cup? How did you feel? 4) The resurrection of Christ means death has been defeated. How does this knowledge change the way you live your life? 5) Resurrection means death loses, hope wins, and life and love prevail. What does that mean to your faith and your life?
Traditional • March 28, 2021 • Bill Brunson
Read John 12:12-19 1) Palm Sunday is the first day of the last week of Jesus’ life. If today began the final week of your life, what would you do, who would you spend your time with, what would you say, and what would you change? 2) As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowd shouted to him: “Hosanna, hosanna!" or "Save me, save me!” Where in your life do you need Jesus to save you? 3) We cannot go to God, so God, in Jesus, came to us. What does it mean to your life that Jesus came to us in the midst of ordinary people? Give examples. 4) The Palm Sunday crowd wanted a king who would defeat the hated Roman rule and restore Israel to a nation again. But Jesus was a different kind of king and His Kingdom was nothing like the kingdoms of this world. When have you tried to reshape Jesus into a different kind of Savior in your own life? Why? 5) What is the most important faith lesson you have learned during this Lenten season? How will you practice it in your life?