Three Day Weekend

Pastor Jason Burns

April 4, 2021

  • “But not in a good way.”

Mark 16:9-13  //  9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. 12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.

  • Easter must move from history to personal.

Luke 24:17-21  //  17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;

  • Friday is a day of PAIN.
    • Jesus understands your pain.
    • Jesus died on a Friday so you wouldn’t have to stay stuck in a Friday.

Luke 24:21  //  21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.

  • Saturday is a day without HOPE.

Luke 24:30-35  //  30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

  • Sunday is a day of FREEDOM.

Isaiah 53:5  //  But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

  • Grace paid the bill.

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