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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Blood Poured Out

Read: Matthew 26:26-29 . . . poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (v. 28) Centuries before that Last Supper, God’s people had lived under oppressive slavery in Egypt. God sent

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Glorify Your Name

Read: John 17:1-5 Glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you. (v. 1) If you knew this was your last day on earth, what would you do? You might try

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Whole and Holy

Read: John 17:6-17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (v. 17) What is Jesus’s desire for the church? On his last night, he took time to pray for

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Read: Matthew 26:36-56 Remain here, and stay awake with me. (v. 38 NRSV) A lot of time as a parent involves being with your kids—making lunches, cleaning clothes, stopping fights, helping

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Read: Mark 14:43-52 The one I will kiss is the man. (v. 44) Those you love the most can also hurt you the most. When a friend decides not to spend

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Peter’s Denial

Read: Luke 22:54-62 Woman, I do not know him. (v. 57) Jesus stood before the high priest and religious leaders. They questioned him about his identity and brought false witnesses (Matt.

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Trial before Pilate

Read: John 18:28-40 Are you the King of the Jews? (v. 33) What kind of king do we actually want? Do we want a ruler like Pilate, or are we willing

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Simon the Cyrene

Read: Matthew 27:32-37 They compelled this man to carry [Jesus’s] cross. (v. 32) I don’t think this was how Simon thought his day would go. Since Simon was from the distant

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Read: John 19:16-25 . . . The Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. (v. 17) Sometimes, where something takes places matters. Sand from the beaches of Normandy means something