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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #6- Word of Completion, John 19:30

September 30th, 2014

 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 ESV)

I. Jesus Accomplishes Everything for Christians 

II. Christians Are Required to Accomplish Nothing

III. If They Believe This, Christians Will Accomplish Many Things, Putting Death to Death. 

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Stories of the Death of Death 3- John Baber

September 30th, 2014

Hear from John Baber as he tells us his story recorded at RUF on Sept 28, 2014. 

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Stories of the Death of Death 2 - Will Turner

September 30th, 2014

Check out Will Turner's story. He'd be happy to get to know you and discuss campus life and the gospel with you. Get to know him! 

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #5- A Word of Thirsting, John 19:28-29a

September 22nd, 2014

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst."

 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.

 (Joh 19:28-29 ESV)

 Big Idea: We see the Love of God is so infinite in that he willingly bore burning thirst while he did the work of winning our full salvation. If you want to know how the heavenly Father’s love, look at the thirsting of the Son on the cross. 

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #4- A Word of Abandonment, Matthew 19:46

September 22nd, 2014

 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mat 27:46 ESV)

Big Idea: We all feel forsaken. In Jesus becoming forsaken for us, we can be strengthened for when we are tested and rescued when we fail.  
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Welcome Back Sunday - I Am All In- Luke 19:11-28

September 10th, 2014

things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

12 He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.

13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Engage in business until I come.'

14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.

16 The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.'

17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

18 And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made five minas.'

19 And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.'

20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief;

21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.'

22 He said to him, 'I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?'

24 And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'

25 And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'

26 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'"

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

(Luk 19:11-28 ESV)

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Stories of Death #1 - Philip Bretz

September 10th, 2014

Students sharing their stories of death and loss and how Jesus walked with them through it and has begun rolling back death into life and salvation through the gospel.  


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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #3 - A Word of Affection -John 19:23-27

September 10th, 2014

23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 24 so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be." This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, "They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots." So the soldiers did these things,

 25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"

 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:23-27 ESV)


33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.

 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed

 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed." (Luk 2:29-35 ESV)


I.                    The Piercing of our Souls

a.       Ugliness of the world

b.      Ugliness of our hearts

II.                  How Jesus Lovingly Care for our Souls

a.       Behind the scenes

b.      Before our eyes


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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #2 - A Word of Salvation Luke 23:39-43

September 10th, 2014

39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"

40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."

42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

(Luk 23:39-43 ESV)

Big Idea: Jesus Crucified Between Two Thieves Shatters our Two Assumptions about Salvation

I. Pre Salvation- Don't I need to be somewhat clean for God to relate to me?

II. Post Salvation- Don't I need to justify my status with God by doing good stuff?

III. Unlike the criminal who believed, you have time between faith and death, what must you do?


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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #1- A Word on Forgiveness of Debts

August 27th, 2014

Death is an enemy we fear. Therefore, rushing toward it is irrational and sick. Death is our enemy. Only one death has been truly good news to us, and that is the death which Jesus marched toward nearly 2000 years ago at the place called the Skull outside Jerusalem.

All semester we will unpack the straightforward four words of the gospel, "There they crucified him." We will look at the words and actions as they happened chronologically at the death of Jesus all the way to his crucifixion. Listen in and bring a friend with you to join us every Sunday night at 6:30 on the campus of OU at the Cate Center Rock Garden. All are welcome no matter if you are convinced, unconvinced, or unsure about the claims of Jesus and the bible.

This week, we look at how the first thing Jesus' death provided was forgiveness for the enemies he prayed for who were crucifying him.


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