Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 48

Well, that was Easter. Jesus has Risen. Now what? Where do we go from here? Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:45-48; Acts 1:1-11; John 14:15-27; 15:26-27 The question we need to ask ourselves is: Are we just standing around looking at the empty tomb, or the fact that Jesus ascended? Or, are we actively pursuing the great…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 47

It’s Resurrection Day! This is the day we live for as Christians! And, this account of the resurrection is stunning. It’s probably the one story in the Bible, where, if I could travel back in time, I would want to be a part of this story. Read along and celebrate the fact that Our God…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 45

Good Friday: These readings are broken up throughout the course of the day. Please find some time through the day today to meditate on each part of the events of Good Friday. We have put together a Spotify Playlist to help you think about the significance of this day. You can find it here: https://open.spotify.com/user/1257477/playlist/4OwXr9Afip0hzMcq7s4g7E…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 44

During each day of this week, we invite you to read the story of what took place on this day of the week. During each day, note the response of the crowds and religious leaders toward Jesus. Pay special attention to what happens to Jesus each day. Spend some time thinking and soaking in the…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 43

During each day of this week, we invite you to read the story of what took place on this day of the week. During each day, note the response of the crowds and religious leaders toward Jesus. Pay special attention to what happens to Jesus each day. Spend some time thinking and soaking in the…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 42

During each day of this week, we invite you to read the story of what took place on this day of the week. During each day, note the response of the crowds and religious leaders toward Jesus. Pay special attention to what happens to Jesus each day. Spend some time thinking and soaking in the…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 41

During each day of this week, we invite you to read the story of what took place on this day of the week. During each day, note the response of the crowds and religious leaders toward Jesus. Pay special attention to what happens to Jesus each day. Spend some time thinking and soaking in the…

Or Is It?

All the epic stories have an epic ending. Often times there is some big twist that brings the whole story together. Other times the sweet moment of vindication happens as the villain is finally defeated. And then, that text comes on the screen: “The End.” As great as those two words might be in a…

prEaster Pancakes and Easter Egg Hunt

Can you believe Easter is just a week away? It’s right around the corner. It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, and most of us can’t believe that it’s already April, let alone time for Easter. Well. It’s here. And It’s time. Time for what? Food and fun! You may be thinking to yourself, “I’m…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 40

During each day of this week, we invite you to read the story of what took place on this day of the week. During each day, note the response of the crowds and religious leaders toward Jesus. Pay special attention to what happens to Jesus each day. Spend some time thinking and soaking in the…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 39

Jesus Anointed At Bethany John 12:1-11 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 38

The Good Shepherd John 10:1-15 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 37

The Vine and the Branches John 15:1-17 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 36

Jesus, The Bread of Life John 6:25-69 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 35

The Healing at the Pool John 5:1-14 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 34

The Parable of the Sower (Click here to download the free pdf ebook “Preparing the Soil” Based on this passage) Mark 4:1-20 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 33

The Death & Resurrection of Lazarus John 11:1-44 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story? Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 32

The Rich and the Kingdom of God Mark 10:17-27 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 31

Blind Beggar Receives His Sight/Zaccheus Luke 18:35-19:10 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 30

Little Children & Jesus Mark 10:13-16 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 29

Drop The Rock John 8:1-11 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 28

The Transfiguration Luke 9:28-36 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 27

Jesus Walks On Water Matthew 14:22-32 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 26

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand John 6:1-14 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 25

SOTM: The Wise and Foolish Builders 7:24-29 Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 24

SOTM: True & False Prophets/True & False Disciples 7:15-23; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 23

SOTM: Ask, Seek, Knock/The Narrow and Wide Gates 7:7-14; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 22

SOTM: Judging Others 7:1-6; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 21

SOTM: Treasures in Heaven/Do Not Worry 6:19-34; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 20

SOTM: Fasting 6:16-18; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 19

SOTM: Prayer 6:5-15; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 18

SOTM: Giving to the Needy 6:1-4; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 17

SOTM: Eye for an Eye/Love Your Enemies 5:38-48; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 16

SOTM/Oaths 5:33-37; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your life today?)…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 15

SOTM/Adultery & Divorce 5:27-32; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 14

SOTM/Murder Matthew 5:21-26; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 13

SOTM/The Fulfillment of the Law 5:17-20; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 12

SOTM/Salt & Light 5:13-16; Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can you apply the truth you read today to your…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 11

Sermon on the Mount/Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12; Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 10

Jesus Calms The Storm Mark 4:35-41 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 9

Jesus Heals And Forgives A Paralyzed Man Mark 2:1-12 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your…

The Harvest Only Comes…

In 2014, Easter Sunday fell on April 20th. 4/20. I thought it was kind of funny. Some people asked, “Don’t you know what 4:20 is?” I did. And I would reply: “I think it would be awesome if we had a bunch of potheads here for Easter.” It was also a goal. We wanted to…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 8

Jesus Calls His First Disciples Luke 5:1-11 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 7

Jesus Not Accepted In His Hometown Luke 4:14-30 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story? Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 6

Jesus With the Woman at the Well John 4:4-42 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 5

Jesus teaches Nicodemus John 3:1-21 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today? (How can…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 4

Jesus Changes Water Into Wine John 2:1-11 Observe: What did Jesus do in this story? Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in Jesus’ actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life today?…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 3

John the Baptist’s Testimony regarding Jesus John 1:15-34 Observe: What did John do in this story?  Apply: What principle/truth do you see modeled in John’s actions that could be applied to your life today? Pray: What can you praise/thank God for today? What ways do you need to submit to His will for your life…

Journey Through The Empty Tomb, Day 1

Today, we are starting a journey as a church. In 45 days (11 hours and 30 Minutes), it will be Easter Sunday. And on that day we will celebrate, as one big family, the empty tomb. However, there is so much that happened before that epic event that we need to know as well. So,…

Who Am I? Part 1: Do I Even Matter?

We’ve all probably asked ourselves that question at some point in our lives: Do I Even Matter? It’s a questions that has daunted us for ages. But there is an answer, if you’re willing to look in the right place for it. Listen in to our Easter talk to kick off this new series: Who…

Who Am I?

Everything around us is constantly changing. In this fast-paced society, it’s easy to start feeling insignificant. The good news is, these are feelings that we have been dealing with for thousands of years. And, (if we’re willing to see it), there are actually answers to all of these great big questions. From March 27 – May…

prEaster Pancakes and Easter Egg Hunt – 2016

Can you believe Easter is just a few weeks away? It’s right around the corner. It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, and most of us can’t believe that it’s already March, let alone time for Easter. Well. It’s here. And It’s time. Time for what? Food and fun! You may be thinking to yourself,…

Easter 2015: Me First

We live in a me first world. Everything revolves around ourselves and how it makes us feel. There is perhaps no better indicator of our obsession with ourselves than selfies. As we talk about Easter this year, we start by taking a look at the me first world we live in, the me first world…

Easter Invitation Packets

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Easter is a big deal to us. Correction, HUGE deal. Wait, still not right, It’s the biggest stinkin’ deal for all of mankind. Still doesn’t quite express it, but we’re getting closer. Easter is important. Without Easter, all we have is a meaningless religion. If Christ didn’t…

SixEight Church Easter Songs 2015

Do you wish you knew the songs we were going to sing on Easter so you could come ready to just belt them out at the top of your lungs? Well, just in case that’s you, we wanted to give you that chance. You can listen to the songs in this Spotify playlist!

Selfie Scavenger Hunt – #mefirst #me1st

To gear up for Easter, we are doing a Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Watch the video below to learn more. To get started, find a SixEight somewhere around you. It can be a simple as a 6 and an 8 on some kind of product, as brave as drawing a 6:8 on your face (someone has…

prEaster15

  It’s that time again!!! Are you ready for some fun? If you don’t like fun, you shouldn’t come. Seriously. Because we like having fun. 🙂 Okay, maybe that’s not the right approach, let’s try this: Who wants some pancakes? Who wants some bacon? I knew that would do it. Still not convinced? How about…

Easter 2015

Easter is a fantastic time of year! Of course, we enjoy the easter egg hunts and other fun that comes around this day. But for us at SixEight Church, this day is THE day that changed them all. There are a lot of religious holidays. There are a lot of religions. But there is only…

The Door – Easter Service

As we wrap up the Love Illuminated series this Easter Sunday, we talk about the amazing event of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the single-most important event in all of human history. There is nothing like it, there is no religion on the face of the planet that has anything to compare to…

Not Enough Adjectives

Awesome. Amazing. Unbelievable. Alarming. Horrifying. Dreadful. Awful. Awe-inspiring. Overwhelming. Beautiful. Astonishing. Breath Taking. Stunning. Wondrous. Majestic. Moving. Mind-blowing. There are not enough adjectives to describe the depth and wonder of this day. So I’m not going to even try. All I propose to you is this simple reminder: that while we were still sinners, Christ…

10 Reasons You SHOULD invite your friends to Easter

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a funny little post about 10 reasons NOT to invite someone to Easter. Today, I wanted to share with you 10 reasons you SHOULD invite someone to Easter. In case you didn’t know, this coming Sunday is Easter Sunday. It’s a pretty big deal for us as followers…

prEaster

Easter is a big deal to us, so we’ve decided to start the celebration early! It’s more than that though. On Easter, we are celebrating what Jesus did for us, so we want to honor him by serving our community. On the Saturday before Easter we are going to be inviting the members of our…

10 Reasons NOT To Invite Someone To Easter

As you may or may not know, Easter is just around the corner. This morning I thought I’d try just a little reverse psychology and give you some reasons NOT to invite someone to one of our Easter Services on April 20th at 9:00 and 11:00. You think they’ll really enjoy the Hymns. (1st, 2nd…

The Door

Easter is a story unlike any other. It is the one thing that sets Christianity apart from every other religion in the world. Every other leader was buried and lays in their grave to this day. But not Jesus. Jesus rose from the dead and opened the door to eternal life for all who believe…