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Preparing for & Celebrating Easter
Preparing for & Celebrating Easter
1. Read the Passion narratives.
Preparing for & Celebrating Easter
1. Read the Passion narratives.
2. Fast on Good Friday.
Preparing for & Celebrating Easter
1. Read the Passion narratives.
2. Fast on Good Friday.
3. Invite friends, neighbors, family to
come to the “Lift Up Your Heads”
production on Friday, Saturday, or
Sunday.
Preparing for & Celebrating Easter
1. Read the Passion narratives.
2. Fast on Good Friday.
3. Invite friends, neighbors, family to
come to the “Lift Up Your Heads”
production on Friday, Saturday, or
Sunday.
4. Plan a feast for Resurrection
Sunday.
HE IS RISEN!
Colossians 1:12-20
“Giving thanks to the Father, who
has qualified you to share in the
inheritance of the saints in the
kingdom of light. For he has
rescued us from the dominion of
darkness and brought us into the
kingdom of the Son he loves, in
whom we have redemption, …”
Colossians 1:12-20
“ the forgiveness of sins. He is the
image of the invisible God, the
firstborn over all creation. For
by him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether
thrones or powers or rulers or
authorities; all things were …”
Colossians 1:12-20
“…created by him and for him. He
is before all things, and in him all
things hold together. And he is the
head of the body, the church; he
is the beginning and the firstborn
from among the dead, so that in
everything he might have the
supremacy. For God was pleased…”
Colossians 1:12-20
“… to have all his fullness dwell in
him, and through him to reconcile
to himself all things whether things
on earth or things in heaven, by
making peace through His blood
shed on the cross.”
It’s all
about
Jesus.
It’s all
about
Jesus.
H.G. WELLS
It’s all
about
Jesus.
It’s all
about
Jesus.
C.H. SPURGEON
C.H. SPURGEON
“Christ is the great
central fact in the
world’s history. To
him every thing
looks forward or
backward. All the
lines of history
converge upon him.
All the great
purposes of God
culminate in him.
Philippians 2:10-11
“…at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, in heaven and
on earth and under the earth, and
every tongue confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
the Father.”
It’s all
about
Jesus.
It’s all
about
Jesus.
NAPOLEON
“I know men and I tell you this Jesus
Christ is no mere man. Between him
and every other person in the world
there is no possible term of
comparison. Alexander, Caesar,
Charlemagne, and I have founded
empires. But on what did we rest the
creations of genius? Upon force. ...”
NAPOLEON
“… Jesus Christ founded His empire
upon love; and at this hour millions
of men would die for him.”
NAPOLEON
It’s all
about
Jesus.
Colossians 1:15-17
“He is the image of the invisible
God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether
thrones or powers or rulers or
authorities; all things were created
by him and for him. He is before…”
Colossians 1:15-17
“all things, and in him all things
hold together.”
Colossians 1:20
“…by making peace through the
blood of His cross.”
Jesus knew the Father
would have to treat
Jesus like Barabbas
so He could treat
Barabbas like Jesus.
Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates his own love
for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us.”
Your greatest
challenge is to
believe it’s all
about Jesus.
It’s all
about
Jesus.
Acts 8:35
“Then Philip began with that very
passage of Scripture and told him
the good news about Jesus.”
Isaiah is about
Jesus.
Luke 24:27
“And beginning with Moses and all
the Prophets, he explained to them
what was said in all the Scriptures
concerning himself.”
It’s all about Him!
All the Scriptures are
about Him.
All creation is about
Him.
Hebrews 1:1-3
“In the past God spoke to our
forefathers through the prophets
at many times and in various ways,
but in these last days he has
spoken to us by his Son, whom
he appointed heir of all things
and through whom he made the
universe. The Son is the radiance…”
Hebrews 1:1-3
“…of God’s glory and the exact
representation of his being,
sustaining all things by his
powerful word.”
Coulomb’s Law
“Some inflexible inhibition is
relentlessly holding it all together.
Some call it nuclear glue. Others
refer to it as the colossus.”
DR. KARL DARROW
Colossians 1:17
“…in him all things hold together.”
It’s all
about
Jesus.
It’s all about
Jesus—from
beginning
to end.

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