"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah." Acts 5:42

Casket Empty - New Testament

 

      The acronym CASKET guided us this past fall through the Old Testament that begins at CREATION and continues with the call of ABRAHAM and the covenant God makes with his descendants at SINAI. God’s redemptive purpose advances in the period of KINGS when the monarchy is established and David is promised an everlasting kingship.  Despite the judgment of EXILE, God’s plan remains certain during the period of TEMPLE as the Old Testament concludes with a partial restoration and a vivid picture of future hope.

 

      The acronym EMPTY will guide our journey this spring through the New Testament as God builds EXPECTATIONS for a coming King.  The hope of Israel is realized in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the promised MESSIAH.  God pours out Holy Spirit upon the church at PENTECOST as witnesses of forgiveness through Christ’s death and resurrection.  God commissions His people so that the TEACHING of Christ may spread to all nations throughout the world.  The church offers new life in Christ to all who believe.  We are one redeemed people, united by faith in Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.  The final book of the Bible, God reveals the present rule and future glory of Christ as we wait eagerly await the return of Him who is YET-TO-COME.  God’s plan of redemption reveals His identity and our own.  His purpose provides meaning and coherence to our lives.  His eternal actions will guide our daily decisions and compel us to join His mission in the world today.  CASKET EMPTY will help us to live this.

 

 

 

 

February 18 Pastor David Palmer

Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: E is for Expectations”

Text:  Daniel 2:1-28 (end reading with the phrase ‘latter days’)

 

 

 

Coming up in this series:

 

 

February 25 Pastor David Palmer

Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: E is for Expectations”

Text: Micah 4:1-4

 

 

March 4 Pastor David Palmer (Communion)

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah”

  Subtitle:  God sends His Son into the world as messianic King

Text: Matthew 1:1; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:1-4; John 1:1

 

 

March 11 Pastor Scott Burns

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah”

  Subtitle:  Jesus proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom

Text:  Matthew 4:17-5:12

 

 

March 18 Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah”

  Subtitle:  Jesus demonstrates the Kingdom with signs

Text:  Mark 5:1-20

 

 

March 25 PALM SUNDAY Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah”

  Subtitle:  Jesus enters Jerusalem as Son of David

Text:  Luke 19:29-48

 

 

April 1  EASTER SUNDAY Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah”

  Subtitle:  Jesus who was crucified is risen from the dead

Text:  John 20:19-29

 

 

April 8  Pastor Scott Burns

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: P is for Pentecost”

  Subtitle:  God pours out His Holy Spirit upon the Church

Text:  Acts 1:1-11

 

 

April 15 Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: P is for Pentecost”

  Subtitle:  The Holy Spirit sets us apart for a particular work

Text:  Acts 13:1-3

 

 

April 22 Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: P is for Pentecost”

  Subtitle:  The Holy Spirit testifies to Christ through us

Text:  Acts 21:1-17

 

 

April 29 Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: T is for Teaching”

  Subtitle:  God commissions His people to teach the Gospel to the nations

Text:  Galatians 1:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4;

Romans 1:1-6

 

 

May 6  Pastor David Palmer

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: T is for Teaching”

  Subtitle:  God commissions His people to teach the Gospel to the nations (part 2)

Text:  Ephesians 3:1-21

 

 

May 13 Pastor David Palmer (Mother’s Day)

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: T is for Teaching”

  Subtitle:  God commissions His people to teach the Gospel to the nations

Text:  1 Peter 4:12-5:14

 

 

May 20 Pastor Scott Burns

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: Y is for Yet-to-Come”

  Subtitle:  God reveals the present rule and future glory of His Son

Text:  Revelation 1:1-18

 

 

May 27 Pastor Fred Anderson (Memorial Day weekend)

  Title:  “CASKET EMPTY: Y is for Yet-to-Come”

  Subtitle:  God reveals the present rule and future glory of His Son

Text:  Revelation 21:9-27

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