The women go to the tomb of Jesus to prepare his body with spices, and they find the stone rolled away, the tomb empty and angels approach. The angels said, “Jesus is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead?” What did you expect to happen? Jesus wasn’t expected to die, and then once dead, Jesus wasn’t expected to come back to life. How does your life relate to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? You no longer need to live a “dead” existence. You can have life today, with the same power God gave to raise Jesus from the dead.
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Comparison is a killer. It kills your joy, it kills relationships, it kills marriages, it kills your purposes in the world. Why? Comparison is an open admission to God that you’re not happy with who He made you to be, and you wish you were like someone else. There may be something called healthy competition, or challenge to grow stronger, but the negative side of challenge is comparison. Don’t compare yourself to others, it leads only to pride, or to resentment.
We spend so much time on wasted words. It’s so easy to think of the negative rather than the positive. Complaining is our default mechanism because of our sin nature. We can learn to quit on complaining by analyzing our complaining habits. Join us as we walk through Philippians 2 together. You should have the same attitude as Christ Jesus, who never complained.
God will often allow you to have more than you can handle. Why do people die unexpectedly? Why do we have so many with cancer? Why is there so much pain in the world, right now? God is shaping those who have faith to be like Christ. Stop saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” We debunk the myths of spirituality here at Crossroads. Pay attention, so you don’t end up saying the wrong thing to people who are suffering through pain.
Samson came on the scene around 1300 BC, when Israel was being oppressed by the Philistines. Samson’s life is not one to emulate today. In fact, we can learn a few things about how to walk with God through Samson’s emotionally driven mistakes. Take this journey with us into the better issues of character as we discuss how emotions can run your life, if you are not led by the Holy Spirit.
Don’t take this one on alone. You need God’s spiritual authority to defeat the enemy. Many people don’t believe the devil and his demons even exist, but the Scriptures clearly teach that evil was cast out of people, Jesus came to defeat the power of death and Satan, and we can be free from the dominion of darkness. Join us to find out how demons work, what they do, and how to stand victorious in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is no longer in the tomb, the grave is empty and the women tell the others. What are going to be your “famous last words” to the world, or to your family? You have a choice to make in faith. Either you believe and are saved, or you don’t and you won’t. We talk about the famous last words of John the Baptist, of Jesus, of the women and of the Great Commission. Don’t miss this Easter special.