LWA Chapel - Good Friday / Easter Sunday
All / Holidays and Seasons / Easter
Apr 8, 2020
Hey everybody, hope you guys are having a great quarantine. My name is pasta Jeremy, and I'm here with episode number two. A V kids TV so I'm very excited that you guys are joining us today. Now that quarantine is happening, I've been spending a lot of time at home watching a lot of TV and playing a lot of games and watching movies I've already seen like Avengers Endgame for like the 5th time and I still love that movie. I don't know if you guys have seen it so if you haven't go watch it spoiler alert it's about to hit. But in that movie in particular, there's a scene at the very end where Iron Man sacrifices himself in order to save the whole world from Thanos and so he snaps his finger and he says I am Iron Man. Snaps his finger, boom, eradicates all of the evil and all the people bringing about death. It was pretty crazy. And so that snap just changed all of history. And let me tell you something. The Bible has a very similar story, only it's not Iron Man. It's more like iron lamb. That's right. A lamb saves the day. So let's go all the way back into the Bible. So during the time of Moses, God wants Israel to be set free because they were slaves in Egypt. And so what God does this God tells pharaoh, listen, let my people go, or else death is coming, it's going to come down upon the whole land and everybody's first born child is going to die. And so what happens is God tells the Israelites, listen, death is coming, but for you guys to be safe for you guys to be saved, we are going to allow you to sacrifice an animal on your behalf. Meaning that a lamb will become the hero and he will save you from death that is to come. And so what happens is they would take a lamb the lamb would die instead of them and that lamb dying was a symbol for something later on in the future. Fast forward to the time of Jesus, Jesus is known as the lamb of God. And this week, we're gonna be celebrating good Friday and Easter, and those two holidays are very special. Good Friday is all about how Jesus died on the cross. It's all about how Jesus became our substitute hero who died on our behalf to save us from sin and death. You see, Jesus died, just like the lamb in the story died in order to save those people from death. Now it's very important for us to understand that the story doesn't end there, right? After three days, the land didn't just die, he is alive, right? I'm talking about the lamb of God, of course. Jesus raises from the dead. It's like if Iron Man died at the end of the movie, but he didn't really die. He was still alive. Maybe a future plot point for the whole marvel series. I don't know. Just, you know, give me a call marvel. I'll hook you guys up. But bring back Tony Stark, hashtag bring back Tony. And anyways, so what happens is Jesus dies so that we can be free from sin and death, but he lived three days later, he was still alive. So what does this all mean for us today? I've got an illustration I want to show you. So right here, I have an ordinary cup. As you can see, and so this ordinary cup can withstand a pretty good amount of pressure, right? So what I'm going to do is I'm going to see how much pressure this thing can take. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to put one of these. This weighs a couple of pounds. This is just a stack of ordinary printing paper. Look at that. The styrofoam cup can handle the weight, right? Put a little pressure on it. No big deal. I wonder how many of these stacks of paper this thing is going to take? If you're watching, go ahead and make a guess right now on how many stacks of paper it'll take before it breaks. So let's count them down. We've got one, two, three, four stacks of paper. Oh. 5 stacks of paper. It took 5 stacks. So if you guess 5, you got it right. This cup sacrificed himself for the making of this video. Thank you. For without your crushed presence, it would not be able to understand the true implications of the cross. Thank you, Jesus. So, time for cup number two, cup number two. Now, this cup, though, can only handle so much weight before it's going to break. But thanks be to God. Who brought us Jesus The Rock, right? The Rock of our Salvation, the chief cornerstone, the house built on the solid rock is the one that stands, right? And what does Jesus do? Jesus takes the weight of sin and death. Jesus Christ takes the weight, but not just that, he takes it so that we don't have to suffer, we don't have to suffer the weight of sin and death anymore, right? Because Jesus conquered over. And so Jesus takes the weight of sin and death away from us, and he bears it on our behalf. He is our substitute hero, the one who took our place. So right now, I want you guys to just be very thankful for Jesus. Now that I don't know when you're watching this video, maybe it's a Wednesday, maybe it's Friday, it's good Friday today. Maybe it's Easter Sunday that you're seeing this. But either way, for the next week, I would like to challenge you guys to take time to give thanks to Jesus every day to put aside the games, the television, to put aside all the things that distract us and to try to remember. Jesus Christ, who bore all the weight of sin and death so that you didn't have to. God bless you guys, hope you enjoyed this episode, and we'll see you in the next episode. Bye, guys. God bless you. Why is this so heavy Jesus? Miss light. It's easy. We got it. Good job.