Series Big Idea
Jesus was divine, but he was also human. Without Jesus’ humanity, we see him as a superhero, someone who didn’t really experience the limitations we experience – not a very realistic example to follow. Instead, Jesus emptied Himself of the divine to become fully human. He walked in our shoes and showed us the way to flourish as human beings. In fact, in Jesus, we see who humans were originally designed to be. Through his death and resurrection, he has restored our lost humanity.
Message 1 | Jesus. Was. Human
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11 (Main Text), Luke 2:52, Hebrews 5:8, Mark 13:32, Mark 6:1-6
Message Big Idea: Jesus emptied himself of the divine so that he could show us what it is to be human.
Message 2 | Are You Still in the Grave? – EASTER SUNDAY
Scripture: John 20:1-18 (focus on v.15-17), Genesis 2:15-17, Hebrews 2:14-15, Romans 5:15-19
Message Big Idea: Jesus’ resurrection restores our lost humanity.
Message 3 | I Always Have Room to Grow
Scripture: Luke 2:41-52, Hebrews 5:8-9
Message Big Idea: Following Jesus in his way of being human means continually taking next steps to grow as his apprentices.
Message 4 | From Temptation to Triumph
Scripture: Hebrews 2:14-18, Luke 4:1-13
Message Big Idea: Following Jesus in his way of being human means learning to resist temptation by grounding our identity in God.
Message 5 | In Step with the Spirit
Scripture: Matthew 3:16-17, Acts 10:37-38*, John 5:1-9a*, John 5:16-20*, John 14:16-17, Galatians 5:25
Message Big Idea: Following Jesus in his way of being human means learning to live dependent on the Spirit like Jesus was dependent on the Spirit.
BONUS MANUSCRIPT ONLY: Good Friday | The Agony of the Cross
Scripture: Matthew 27:45-50, Psalm 22:1-18 (focus on 1,6-8,12-18)
Message Big Idea: When Jesus faced the cross, he didn’t put on his divinity. He faced it fully in his humanity.
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