Posts by Origins Church (Page 4)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 4)

May 1, 2019

SERVICE BRINGS THE JOY OF GOD. 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’   The ones who served were…

April 30, 2019

WE LONG FOR HIS APPROVAL. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying,…

April 29, 2019

This week we’re going to chew through a single passage about why we serve. Every day this week we will jump a little further in the text and then we’ll talk about why we serve in light of that text. We’ll be looking at as parable of the talents and how we can find a richer, deeper service in Him.   Monday EVERYTHING WE HAVE COMES FROM GOD Matthew 25: 14-16 14 “For it…

April 26, 2019

It’s not the end.   The resurrection wasn’t the end. To the contrary, it was the beginning. Jesus walking triumphantly out of the grave was the first step in his kingdom and his authority being a reality in this world. His resurrection from the dead and freedom from the grave were the first of many events leading to the promises of Revelation. There will be a new…

April 25, 2019

His resurrection was physical.   Jesus truly rose from the dead. He came back. His body, the same one beaten and abused a few days prior, was brought back to life and he walked among us. He ate with his followers, he appeared, and he made himself known. Thomas put his fingers in the holes in Jesus’ palms. He came back and he came back physically.   This is…

April 24, 2019

The prophecies laid the foundation.   It wasn’t a shot in the dark. It wasn’t that Jesus got lucky. It wasn’t like he made the story up after and it sounded good. The prophecies about God’s coming salvation were hundreds of years prior to Jesus. There were so many of them. They all had very specific details about who was supposed to be and where he came from.…

April 23, 2019

The stone is great evidence.   When they buried Jesus’ body they placed him in a borrowed grave and they sealed it with his body in it. The Roman government was so concerned about the political backlash of this event that they set guards in front of the tomb to protect it from vandalism and tampering.   In spite of a two-ton stone, a sealed entrance,…

April 22, 2019

This week we’re going to look at some of the many amazing details about the resurrection.   There were so many witnesses.   The resurrection wasn’t a small story made up under the conspiracy of Jesus’ earliest followers. On the contrary, there were so many people who saw Jesus after his resurrection. 1 Corinthians tells us that there were over 500 people…

April 19, 2019

Our Incredible Hope Propels Proclamation These women were the first witnesses and were the first commissioned to profess Christ’s resurrection. Their stunned amazement quickly turned to proclamation (Mark 16:7-8). They did not have time to soak in the wonderful reality of the good news that Jesus had risen, but they went immediately and announced it to the disciples. They…

April 18, 2019

Our Incredible Hope Exacts Excitement These women were amazed when they arrived (Mark 16:6). They came to the grave expecting to find Jesus’ dead body, but instead, there was an angel. Mark says they were “alarmed.” The word means to be utterly astonished or greatly amazed. It means to be moved to a relatively intense emotional state because of something causing great…

April 17, 2019

Our Incredible Hope Develops Devotion Pilate granted Joseph’s request and Joseph, along with the Pharisee, Nicodemus, took Jesus’ body and gave Him an honorable burial in a tomb that Joseph had bought. In verse 47, we see that the two Marys who had been with Jesus while He was alive and who were witnesses to His death on the cross had followed Joseph and Nicodemus and saw…

April 16, 2019

Our Incredible Hope Compels Courage The effect on Joseph of Arimathea was that of courage (Mark 15:42-47). Joseph had been a secret follower of Christ, and when Christ died he stopped hiding and courageously stepped forward to show his love for Christ. Joseph was a respected member of the Sanhedrin. He was part of the Sanhedrin that had conducted a ridiculous trial of…