Series: Looking to Jesus

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, is the first step to receiving new life in him (Heb. 12:2). As you prepare your heart for Easter, there is no better way than to look to Jesus.

In this 31-day series, follow Jesus’s journey to the cross through all four Gospels, and look to him to learn what it means to follow Jesus as his disciple.

From the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the empty tomb on Easter morning, this series traces the path that Jesus and his disciples walked. These events and teaching from Jesus show us the heart of Christian faith, and guide our own paths. By walking alongside Jesus on his journey to the cross, we will see more clearly what Jesus has done for us and what it looks like to follow him.

Practical and accessible, this series will help you look to Jesus again in Lent and Easter.

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The Wedding Banquet

Read: Matthew 22:1-14 Everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast. (v. 4) What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten? My guess is you didn’t pick your favorite meal based solely

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Are You Ready?

Read: Matthew 25:1-13 The wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. (v. 4) Jewish weddings in the first century were celebrations for the whole community. At one point, the groom

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Read: Matthew 25:14-30 I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. (v. 25) Why do we serve God? Is it duty or thankfulness? Is it love?

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Sheep and Goats

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 He will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. (v. 33) Sheep are followers, but goats go their own way. In John 10,

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Foot Washing

Read: John 13:1-17 He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet. (v. 5) Do you make sure to wash your hands before dinner? Most of the

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I Am the Way

Read: John 14:1-7 I will come again and will take you to myself. (v. 3) Jesus left for a purpose. The disciples were troubled. They couldn’t understand why Jesus was leaving.

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Sending the Spirit

Read: John 14:25-29 The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things. (v. 26) I once ran a 5K race. I trained, but

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I Am the Vine

Read: John 15:1-11 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me

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Body Broken for You

Read: Mark 14:17-25 Take; this is my body. (v. 22) Growing up I always wanted to be like one of the disciples—until I started to read the Gospels more. The disciples