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There are moments (decisions) that we have made that have literally set the course of our lives… Our lives are basically an accumulation of decisions we have made in various moments...
The word MOMENT has an interesting range of meanings… for example it could mean — a short period of time… in an instant… I'll be with you in a moment. But it could be about a particular time … He is busy at the moment. There is a third usage of the word moment it could refer to a period of time or stage - as in a course of events, a certain juncture..
\n a short period of time… instant… I'll be with you in a moment.
1.
an indefinitely short period of time; instant:
I'll be with you in a moment.
2.
the present time or any other particular time (usually preceded by the):
He is busy at the moment.
3.
as in a course of events; juncture:
Not only do these moments happen in our lives they happen in History.
Not only do these moments happen in our lives they happen in History.
Not only do these moments happen in our lives they happen in History.
There are have been these moments in history that have impacted history
There are a number of events that have impacted world history… some of these events include.
American Revolution
The reformation
Renaissance
Tearing down of the Berlin Wall
World War 2
Gutenberg's Printing Press
The collapse of the Twin Towers
Industrial revolution
These events and others have left a mark in History.... but, "No other event has impacted the world so much as the resurrection of Jesus Christ ---
life of Christ
Today
"No other event has impacted the world so much as the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today about a third of the world—two billion-plus people - will gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
THow did this happen? How has Christianity grow so rapidly?
Today about a third of the world—two billion-plus people - will gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

How did this happen? How has Christianity grow so rapidly?

How did 12 peasant fishermen, tax collectors, farmers – how in the world did they multiply – 12 followers of Jesus to one out of every three people on the planet identify as being a Christian?
How did 12 peasant fishermen, tax collectors, farmers – how in the world did they multiply – 12 followers of Jesus to one out of every three people on the planet identify as being a Christian?
The answer is the Resurrection. "The resurrection of Jesus changed everything. It split our calendar to the A.D. and the B.C.
When you think about it..
Jesus never wrote a book, "in fact he never wrote anything down," and yet there are more books written about Jesus than any other subject in the world.
"Jesus never composed a song, but there is more music written about Jesus Christ than any other subject, bar none, in history. Jesus never drew any pictures or did any sculpture, [but] more art has been made about Jesus Christ than any other subject in history."
Jesus never traveled more than 100 miles from where he was born, "and yet, you can find followers of Jesus in every nook and cranny of the planet."
Life is full of routines and rhythms that are important, we get busy and time seems to just fly by… but there are these moments that set the direction of our lives… The moment you decided to make that purchase, the moment you asked your spouse to marry you, the moment you signed the mortgage on your house… The most amazing moments in my life have been around the birth of our Children…
Matthew 26:26–29 ESV
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
There are moments (decisions) that we have made that have literally set the course of our lives… Our lives are basically an accumulation of decisions we have made in various moments...
Matt 26:
This morning I want us to look at three moments in the passion week…
The word MOMENT has an interesting range of meanings… for example it could mean — a short period of time… in an instant… I'll be with you in a moment. But it could be about a particular time … He is busy at the moment. There is a third usage of the word moment it could refer to a period of time or stage - as in a course of events, a certain juncture..
Why Does the Resurrection matter?
Matthew 26:19–26 ESV
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. 20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. 21 And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” 23 He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” 25 Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so.” 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
MATT 26:1
The Upper Room
The Cross
The Empty Tomb.
Why is it that the Christian message has endured over 200 years and continues to impact lives in the 21 Century.
T/S Why Does the Resurrection matter?
The reason Christianity spread is because "it's really good news"
The message that God sent his only son Jesus who lived on the earth, died and was buried and ressurected.. and who ever believes this message would share in his life… that we might have what John calls Abundant Life… Life that is empowered by God’s grace.
"It's not bad news. It's really good news – no, it's great news.
Do you know where the word 'gospel'. find followers of Jesus in every nook and cranny of the planet."
To some the message of Jesus death and resurrection may seem too simplistic… Paul in Corinthians says that
People talk about sharing the gospel. That's just the old English word that means 'good news.' "Christianity, the message of Jesus, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is good news when you understand it"
came from? People talk about sharing the gospel. That's just the old English word that means 'good news.'
1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
People talk about sharing the gospel. That's just the old English word that means 'good news.' "Christianity, the message of Jesus, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is good news when you understand it"
"Christianity, the message of Jesus, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is good news when you understand it,"
At the center of Christianity is the transformational message of the cross… To some the message of Jesus seems simplistic…
T/S Why Does the Resurrection matter?
What makes
T/S Why Does the Resurrection make impact?
T/S Why is the Resurrection REALLY GOOD NEWS?
Matthew 20:28 ESV
even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
The Death of

1. Jesus was sent on a mission..

The coming of Jesus to earth was not an accident…
The Death of Jesus was on purpose - It wasn’t an accidental death

a. Predicted in His ministry

During his three year ministry, Jesus has his sights on Jerusalem… He was on a mission.. Three times Jesus tells his disciples the purpose of his mission and in Luke chapter 1 he includes where he is going to be crucified - in Jersualem, Who the scribes and religious leaders, the What that he would be beaten flogged and killed… and on the Third day he would rise… Even though Jesus clearly spells out his mission still didn't comprehend his mission… They still influenced by Messianic expectation that Jesus would come as conqueror and deliver them from Roman oppression.
During his three year ministry, Jesus has his sights on Jerusalem… He was on a mission.. Three times Jesus tells his disciples that he would suffer in Jerusalem.
Mark 10:32–34 ESV
32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”
1. Jerusalem would be the place
Mark 10:32–35 ESV
32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”
1. Jerusalem would be the place
2. He would be delivered to the relgious leaders
3. The would condmen him and give him over to death.
4. He
Luke 19:10 ESV
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
The disciples didn’t really understand this mission… They still had this Messianic expectation that Jesus would deliver them from their Roman oppresses. Through the Gospels you have
Mark 10:44 ESV
and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
Mark 10:45 ESV
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark
Mark 10:

2. Proclaimed at the pass Over

Why does Jesus pick the passover to reveal to his disciples the meaning of his death
In that final week of the passion - Jesus meets in the upper room with his disciples. The streets of Jerusalem are teaming with people celebrating the feast of Passover… celebrating their deliverance from political and economic slavery in Egypt —Jesus tells his disciples tonght we are eat a meal
Jesus meets in the upper room with his disciples
Jesus meetin the upper room
In that final week of the passion - Jesus meets in the upper room with his disciples. The streets of Jerusalem are teaming with people celebrating the feast of Passover… celebrating their deliverance from political and economic slavery in Egypt — Why does Jesus pick the passover to reveal to his disciples the meaning of his death - Jesus tells his disciples tonight we are eat a meal.
Jesus tells his disciples tonight we are eat a meal
T/S Why Does the Resurrection make impact?
slavery in Egypt —
2. The Necessity of Ressurection
Jesus tells his disciples tonght we are eat a meal
Romans 1:4 ESV
and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Had Jesus not risen from the dead, he would be remembered today only as a Jewish moralist who had some inflated ideas about his own relationship to God and made a number of ridiculous demands on those who wanted to be his disciples.
It is the resurrection that sets him apart and authenticates his claim to deity. Had Jesus not risen from the dead, he would be remembered today only as a Jewish moralist who had some inflated ideas about his own relationship to God and made a number of ridiculous demands on those who wanted to be his disciples. On the other hand, if it is true that he rose from the dead, then his teachings about himself are true and his requirements for discipleship must be taken with all seriousness. C. S. Lewis wrote: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.”
On the other hand, if it is true that he rose from the dead, then his teachings about himself are true and his requirements for discipleship must be taken with all seriousness.
C. S. Lewis wrote: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.”
Over the last couple of centuries scholars have questioned the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. Some have argued that the women and disciples went to the wrong tomb.
The problem with this argument is that the Jewish leadership could have presented the corpse of Jesus in response to the proclamation of the resurrection. Surely they knew the location of the tomb. Another proposed alternative is that the disciples stole the body of Jesus. It is unlikely that the disciples would have stolen the body and thereby invented a story for which they were willing to suffer persecution and martyrdom.
Still others contend that Jesus never really died on the cross but He merely “swooned” and later in the coolness of the tomb revived enough to escape. This proposal fails to take seriously the severe beatings Jesus endured, the horrific process of crucifixion, the recognition by a centurion that He was dead (), as well as the piercing of His side to confirm His death (). Another suggestion by skeptics is that Jesus continued to live after His crucifixion in some “spiritual” sense but that this did not involve a bodily resurrection. However, the biblical evidence for corporeality is very strong (; ).
Finally, some scholars have compared the resurrection appearances to hallucinations. However, the NT gives evidence of appearances in various places to numerous people, even 500 at one time (). This proposal also fails to acknowledge that the disciples were psychologically unprepared for the resurrection and actually disbelieved the initial reports.
The evidence in favor of the historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus is very strong. The evidence for the empty tomb is weighty. First, the story of the empty tomb is found in all four Gospels and is implicit in the early church’s proclamation of the resurrection. How could they preach the bodily resurrection of Jesus if everyone in Jerusalem knew that His body was still in the tomb?
Second, it is difficult to believe that the early church would have fabricated the story of the resurrection and then made women the first witnesses to the empty tomb and the resurrection, since women were not considered reliable witnesses in Jewish culture (illustrated by the disciple’s response to them).
Third, something incredible must have taken place on that Sunday to cause Jewish believers to begin worshiping on the first day of the week instead of the Sabbath (; ; ).
Finally, nothing short of the miracle of the resurrection can explain the postresurrection transformation in the disciples. The biblical record indicates that at the time of Jesus’ arrest they all fled (). When the women reported that they had seen Jesus, the men did not believe (), yet these same men were later willing to suffer persecution and martyrdom in order to preach Jesus as the resurrected Lord. See Ascension; Christ, Christology
Were Pilate hands Jesus to be crucified.
The crucifixion
Reuben Torrey, a great preacher of the nineteenth century, actually saw this happen. He was preaching on verse 21 of this passage in which it says, “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
A week later he actually saw this happening.
He was part of a mountain climbing team, and he was watching another mountain climbing team climb, as well. Five men were all tied to each other. The last man lost his footing and fell. As he was hurtling through space, his weight pulled the next man off, and that man fell off into space. Then the next man fell off. Now what this
means is every one of them was hurtling down into space as good as lost.
At the very top, the last man on the mountain saw what was going to happen. He was the strongest of all. He was the most powerful of all, and he realized what he was going to have to do. So the minister says he saw this man with his tremendous arms take his pickaxe and with a huge stroke just dug his axe as deep into the mountain as he possibly could and held tight. He knew what was going to come,
Finally it came: a horrible, violent, sickening snap. What happened was at that moment he was pulled, he held on. He stayed put. The rope started to constrict around him. It began to strangle him. It began to cut into him. He began to bleed. His ribs began to snap, but he held on. When all that was over, in tremendous pain, the minister said, incredibly, with all of his might and with all of his power, he began to pull himself up with everybody else
2. Jesus is no longer in the Tomb
The reason why Gospel impacted is because of the Resurrection of Christ.
Matthew 2
Matthew 27:27–30 ESV
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
(moments leading up to the Resurrection)
The upper Room - Jesus with his disciples in the upper room...
a. The Betrayal of Judas -
b. The washing of the feat of the disciples
c. And
The cross
The Empty tomb
Matt 27:27-30
Matthew 27:27 ESV
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.
Luke 24:1–8 ESV
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words,
Luke 24:1–8 ESV
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words,
Science says if there is any such thing as infallible proof, it is the repetition of the same experiment.
Jesus curses the fig tree that showed so much promise but didn't bare fruit
Jesus rose from the dead, and Mary Magdalene encountered him—experiment one. The women encountered him—experiment two. The disciples encountered him—experiment three. The apostles encountered him—experiment four. Five hundred people saw him after the Resurrection—experiment five.
Each one of these is the repetition of the same experiment. They all encountered the same phenomenon. What was it? He was alive! That's what changed the history of the world.
Here is one of the great mysteries of history. When Jesus Christ was arrested and nailed to a Roman cross, his disciples fled in fear. They locked themselves underground. But overnight, they were transformed into some of the most courageous people the world has ever seen.
When Jesus was crucified, his disciples denied they knew him.
They were afraid for their own safety, their own lives: and yet overnight, they were transformed into some of the most courageous, bold people the world has ever seen as they went public. They proclaimed the message at great risk to their lives: that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that he rose again, and that Jesus (not Caesar) was Lord. All of those original disciples—with the exception of John, who died in exile—died a martyr's death, and some of them at the mouths of hungry lions. People who meet the risen Christ not only experience a profound and unexpected joy, but they are also filled with a new courage in the face of life and death.
4. How does the resurrection impact us personally
Romans 15:12–15 ESV
12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God
1 Corinthians 15:12–15 ESV
12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.
1 Corinthians 15 ESV
1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? 30 Why are we in danger every hour? 31 I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39 For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42 So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Our personal declaration or acceptance of Jesus as God's Son does not affect the truth of who he is, but it certainly makes a difference in our lives. In surrendering to that truth, we place ourselves in a position where we can benefit from all Christ offers. He is our Savior even before we accept him as such; but until we accept him, we have not been saved. And that is only the beginning. The faith that believers have in God's guidance rests on the truth of Christ's resurrection. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is the power that operates in believers' lives not only to save, but also to help them obey God and to give them victory over death.
Extra stuff
There are these land mark events that take place during this week…Beginning with Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem… Jesus in an upper room share the last supper with disciple… Jesus washes his disciples feet and he is betrayed by Judas. Jesus and his disciples go to the garden of gathsemene and they are in prayer and Jesus is arrested and put on trial first before the Sanhedrin - where he is mocked and beaten and condemned. Then he is on trial on before Herod and then before Pilate

1. Jesus was sent on a mission..

The coming of Jesus to earth was not an accident…

a. Predicted in His ministry

During his three year ministry, Jesus has his sights on Jerusalem… He was on a mission.. Three times Jesus tells his disciples the purpose of his mission and in Luke chapter 1 he includes where he is going to be crucified - in Jersualem, Who the scribes and religious leaders, the What that he would be beaten flogged and killed… and on the Third day he would rise… Even though Jesus clearly spells out his mission still didn't comprehend his mission… They still influenced by Messianic expectation that Jesus would come as conqueror and deliver them from Roman oppression.
Mark 10:45 ESV
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

2. Proclaimed at the pass Over

In that final week of the passion - Jesus meets in the upper room with his disciples. The streets of Jerusalem are teaming with people celebrating the feast of Passover… celebrating their deliverance from political and economic slavery in Egypt — Why does Jesus pick the passover to reveal to his disciples the meaning of his death - Jesus tells his disciples tonight we are eat a meal.

The most startling characteristic of the first Christian preaching is its emphasis on the resurrection. The first preachers were sure that Christ had risen, and sure, in consequence, that believers would in due course rise also. This set them off from all the other teachers of the ancient world.

CONCLUSIONS
WHAT IMPACTS US ARE MOMENTS.
Life is full of routines and rhythms that are important, we get busy and time seems to just fly by… but there are these moments that set the direction of our lives… The moment you decided to make that purchase, the moment you asked your spouse to marry you, the moment you signed the mortgage on your house… The most amazing moments in my life have been around the birth of our Children…
There are moments (decisions) that we have made that have literally set the course of our lives… Our lives are basically an accumulation of decisions we have made in various moments...
The word MOMENT has an interesting range of meanings… for example it could mean — a short period of time… in an instant… I'll be with you in a moment. But it could be about a particular time … He is busy at the moment. There is a third usage of the word moment it could refer to a period of time or stage - as in a course of events, a certain juncture..
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