Easter 2020 Resources

    04.12.20 | Resources


    Tuesdays, April 14-June 2 | 6:30-8p
    Wednesdays, April 15-June 3 | 6:30-8p
    Thursdays, April 16-June 4| 6:30-8p

    Are you curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity? Starting Point is an 8-week, conversation-based group that helps you explore faith and experience community. It's an ideal setting for people with questions about faith, or anyone who wants to understand who Jesus is and why He is important? This group is a safe place to share opinions and learn what following Jesus looks like. We recommend you make an effort to attend all 8-weeks in order get the most out of your Starting Point experience.



    Why is the Murder of Jesus Called “Good Friday”? (7 Days)
    Was Jesus murdered? Was He the victim of a plot? Who is responsible for the death of Jesus? How can the death of Jesus be called Good Friday? And if it is good, then should we mourn or celebrate? Find answers to these questions in this 7-day reading plan.  

    The 7 Words of Jesus: A Good Friday and Easter Reflection (8 Days)
    We all have perspectives. Our perspectives depend on where we are at the moment. The 7 utterances of Jesus are 7 perspectives from the angle of the cross. Each of Jesus’ words summarize the purpose of his life and its implication on our life. This is an 8-day devotional that takes you through the 7 utterances of Jesus from the cross, one utterance a day. We end on the 8th day reflecting on Easter. 


    What Does Jesus’ Death Have to Do with Easter?
    Is Easter an outdated religious holiday, or is it something more? Why is Jesus’ death such a big deal?  

    The Easter Bunny and Jesus
    What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Jesus?

    How Does Jesus Save Us?
    Does Jesus match your definition of a hero? Heroes save people—does Jesus?  


    Explaining the Cross: Why did Jesus have to die?
    By Jason Kerrigan
    Why did Jesus have to die? Millions of people believe that Jesus died so that God could forgive them, but why? Why would God need an innocent man to die to forgive us? Isn't it an injustice for God to punish an innocent man for the crimes of another? Why couldn't he simply forgive us without Jesus dying, just as we forgive one another without exacting some form of punishment? How does this all make sense? This book takes a fresh look at the information. 

    After Easter: How Christ's Resurrection Changed Everything
    By Jeremy Royal Howard and Doug Powell  
    After Easter provides a brief case for the historical reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and describes the impact of His rising from the dead.  Each chapter ends with a few simple thought-provoking questions for individual reflection or small group discussion.  The full Gospel of John is also included, making this the perfect leave-behind tool for personal evangelism. After Easter, everything changed. 

    Give It All to Him
    By Max Lucado
    For individuals and churches, this is a beautiful story of a Savior who can take all our garbage on his shoulders-and amazingly, still stand! Max explains in easy-to-understand language what Christ did for us and how to turn in our old baggage and exchange it for new life in him.