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 His 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 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.

Date Title Scripture Speaker Links
04/15/18 CASKET EMPTY: P is for Pentecost: God pours out His Holy Spirit upon the Church2 Acts 13:1-3 Pastor David Palmer
04/08/18 CASKET EMPTY: P is for Pentecost: God pours out His Holy Spirit upon the Church Acts 1:1-11 Pastor Scott Burns
04/01/18 CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah: Jesus who was crucified is risen from the dead (Easter Sunday) John 20:19-29 Pastor David Palmer
03/25/18 CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah:
Jesus enters Jerusalem as Son of David
Luke 19:29-48 Pastor David Palmer
03/18/18 CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah:
Jesus demonstrates the Kingdom with signs
Mark 5:1-20 Pastor David Palmer
03/11/18 CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah:
Jesus proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom
Matthew 4:17-5:12 Pastor Scott Burns
03/04/18 CASKET EMPTY: M is for Messiah:
God sends His Son into the world as messianic King
Matthew 1:1; Mark 1:1;
Luke 1:1-4; John 1:1
Pastor David Palmer
02/25/18 CASKET EMPTY: E is for Expectations Micah 4:1-4 Pastor David Palmer
02/18/18 CASKET EMPTY: E is for Expectations Daniel 2:1-28 Pastor David Palmer

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.