March 11, 2011 – April 22, 2011
Reactions & People of the Passion
What do you make of a crucified Messiah? As the Bible tells the Passion story of Christ’s last few days, his crucifixion, and his resurrection it names and records Christ’s interactions with a few specific individuals. In this Groundwork series we study the gospel of Matthew to discover the reactions to Jesus and the people he meets on his journey from Palm Sunday to the cross and finally his resurrection Easter morning. As we observe these interactions we will discuss how these individuals help us recognize ourselves in the story, how Jesus challenges our perceptions, and how the glory of our Savior and Lord is revealed.
Episodes in this Series
March 11 , 2011
What Didn't Happen...
The story of Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem is iconic and widely celebrated in Christian churches around the world. Discover what else happened on the day we celebrate as Palm Sunday.
March 18 , 2011
People of the Passion: Judas
Judas is one of the strategic players in Matthew's story of Christ's journey to the cross. What can we learn by studying the character of Judas today?
March 25 , 2011
People of the Passion: Caiaphas
Who is Caiaphas and how does he help us find ourselves in this story of Jesus' journey to the cross?
April 1 , 2011
People of the Passion: Peter
Have you ever denied Jesus? Most of us probably have at one time or another, probably without even realizing it! That was certainly the case for Peter, the faithful follower of Jesus who denied him not once, but three times. In what ways do we deny Jesus today? Is there any hope for us?
April 8 , 2011
People of the Passion: Pilate
During Jesus' journey to the cross, Pilate is the character in the story that plays the blame game. So what can we learn from Pilate today?
April 15 , 2011
Passion Sunday: The Crucifixion
With the Hosanna cries of Palm Sunday still fresh, we look ahead to the crucifixion. What did Christ's death on the cross accomplish?
April 22 , 2011
Easter - God's Response
Christ is Risen! He has completed his mission and saved humans from the trap of sin, but now what? What does it mean for our lives now as we follow him?