Focus: The Absolute Necessity

FOCUS:  The center of attention, or the point of concentration.  Since before the foundation of the earth, God has had a single center of attention.  It came into exact focus the moment Jesus was born.  It was realized during the few days between His death, then burial, followed by His resurrection from the dead, and finally, His ascension back to heaven.  That focus?  To make possible the reconciliation of sinful mankind to a right relationship with a holy God.  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God... (1 Peter 3:18a)

Focus: The Absolute Necessity of the Crucifixion 
April 13, 2014, Pastor Mike

Matthew 16:21—“From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raise the third day.”

Focus: The Absolute Necessity of the Resurrection
April 20, 2014, Pastor Mike

1 Corinthians 15:14-15—“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.  Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise.”

Focus: The Absolute Necessity of the Ascension
April 27, 2014, Pastor Mike

1 Timothy 3:16—“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:  God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.”