Description: As Christians, the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death is absolutely essential to our salvation — our forgiveness of sin. His resurrection shows the validation of God the Father that indeed, “It is finished” — God’s redemptive plan complete.
Description: Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Christ, solves the problem of tension that existed among the Old Testaments prophets concerning the coming of the Messiah. The prophets prophesied that the coming Messiah would be a suffering servant who would be scourged, smitten, beaten, and pierced and yet he would also be a conquering king. How could these two apparent contradictions in description possibly be? The answer is found in Easter.
Description: Have you ever wondered if a person who had lived wickedly his whole life and was now on death row could be saved if he received Jesus? Well you don’t need to wonder because the Bible not only answers that question but gives us an account of that very thing. The Penitent thief on the cross who was crucified next to Jesus, gives us one of the clearest examples of Justification by grace thru faith. This man did no good works. He was demonstrably evil, he was a criminal. He knew he was dying and he knew he deserved it. Find out how this evil man saw his sin, saw his Savior, and then was assured of salvation!
Description: Though you might not think of looking for the Easter Story in the Old Testament, God tells it beautifully through the life of Mephibosheth — a life that was filled with tragedy and shame. In the end, however, he was lifted out of his lowly position and given a place at the king’s table.
Listen in as Elder Monty Simao shows us how the story of Mephibosheth and King David parallels man and the King of Kings.
1. Parallel of Condition
a. Disgraced Condition b. Doomed Condition c. Destitute Condition