We have great things coming!
Good Friday Service will include our special “Passion Experience” where you will get to experience live reenactments of scenes from Jesus crucifixion.
Easter is THIS WEEKEND! Take time this week to go out with your C-Group and invite people to Easter!
What is your favorite thing about spring time?
LUKE 18:31-33 (NCV)
Then Jesus took the twelve apostles aside and said to them, “We are going to Jerusalem. Everything the prophets wrote about the Son of Man will happen. 32 He will be turned over to those who are evil. They will laugh at him, insult him, spit on him, 33 beat him with whips, and kill him. But on the third day, he will rise to life again.”
Passion: having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling , such as love. The word passion also refers to The sufferings of Christ on the cross and subsequent to the last supper.
Q1 - What is one of your biggest passions in life?
Q2 - How much are you willing to suffer for that passion?
Note: According to the definition of “Passion," it can be said that whatever we are passionate about, we are willing to suffer for.
Let’s take a look and see what Jesus was most passionate about.
Passion Week: whatever we are passionate about we are willing to suffer for. This week is called Holy Week or Passion Week.
On Palm Sunday-Jesus triumphantly enters into Jerusalem with the people celebrating singing Hosanna and paving the way for Jesus entrance with Palm braches, a celebration for victorious King returning from battle,
Monday-Jesus clears the temple,
Tuesday-Jesus religious leaders organize an ambush on Jesus with the intent to arrest Him because He established Himself as the a spiritual authority.
Wednesday (Holy Wednesday) Jesus spends time with the disciples after two exhausting days preparing for Passover,
Thursday-Jesus Has The Last supper with His disciples, late that evening Jesus is betrayed with a kiss by Judas Iscariot and He is arrested by religious leaders,
Friday (Good Friday) is the most difficult day of “Passion Week”, (9am) Jesus endured the shame of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings and abandonment. After multiple unlawful trials he was sentenced to death by crucifixion what are the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at that time. Then he Jesus carried His own cross to Calvary where again he was mocked, insulted and Roman soldiers nailed him to the wooden cross. (3pm) Jesus breathed his last breath and died. By (6pm) Friday evening Jesus body was taken down from Cross and layer in a tomb,
Saturday- Jesus is in the tomb, looks like a total defeat but on the 8th day early
Sunday morning (Resurrection Sunday) The stone I was covering the entrance of the tomb was rolled away and Jesus resurrected from the dead For our salvation!
Q3 - How does it make you feel that Jesus was so passionate about you that he was willing to suffer and die for you?
Q4 - Does knowing about the passion of Jesus make you want to reevaluate what you are passionate about? How so?
What do those with “big passion” do?
#1 - The passionate are willing to suffer
Passionate are willing to suffer for who or what they are passionately in love with. Jesus walked into Jerusalem knowing the suffering that He was ready to endure for everyone of us. His life was not taken, He gave it because, He loves us. We serve a passionate God!
Someone read Luke 18:31-33 again..
Q5 - Have you ever suffered for someone or something that you loved?
“Every vision, success, Victory, Dream, Healthy Relationship, ministry, purpose, spiritual breakthrough, degree, level, graduation, comes with a price. Without paying the price it will not be fulfilled.” - Pastor Marco Garcia
Q6 - Share one victory in your life that would not have been possible without some suffering.
#2 - The passionate are willing to pay the price
MARK 10:45 (ERV)
Follow my example: Even the Son of Man did not come for people to serve him. He came to serve others and to give his life to save many people.
Q7 - Whatever price God asks us to pay, it’ll be more than worth it. What is God asking you to give that is the key to unlocking your dreams, destiny, family, success, ministry and life?
Q8 - Why do you believe the victory will be worth it in the end?
In the month of April, our Care Project is to work together as a group to get rid of 1 brick towards the down payment of the building. 1 brick represents $500 that goes towards the down payment of our building and finishing other major initiatives in the church and around the world.
Here’s how to donate:
Download The Way World Outreach App
Change the fund to "Care Group Offering"
Write down the group leader's name in memo line
Father, thank you for willingly giving up your son to die for our sins! You are passionate about us. help us to be passionate for the things that matter to you most! Help us to fix our attention on the things that please you, and that bring glory to your name! Help us to be willing to suffer and pay the price for these things, and not give up! We believe it will be more than worth it in the end! Both for us, and for all the lives that will be impacted because of me. In Jesus Name, Amen!
OBEY BIG! Let’s go out and invite people to our BIGGEST EASTER ever!! Let’s all pick a day and go out as a group to knock on doors and invite people to Easter.
Note for Leaders: Take prayer requests and praise reports. Keep a good record of this. Follow up on prayer requests and celebrate praise reports.
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