Manage episode 326158058 series 2493504
In Lead Pastor Erwin McManus’ captivating Easter message “Eternal,” he brings us into the monumental moment when time and eternity collided as Jesus died on the cross.
In Matthew chapter 27, a wide array of astonishing events come to pass at the moment of Jesus’ death. Not only did the veil in the Jewish temple tear in two, but bodies were raised from their graves and began to walk around the city.
Moments before Jesus died, he cried out to God, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Pastor Erwin highlights that God wanted us to know that Jesus could relate to the darkest moments in our story because of what he endured on the cross. But what do we make of the supernatural occurrences after Jesus’ death?
Pastor Erwin compares the moment of Jesus' death to a black hole colliding with a white hole; the totality of light consuming all darkness. The veil being torn represented the ripping apart of the separation between God and man. The walking dead show us that our eternal bodies are only graves waiting to be resurrected to life through Jesus.
If you’ve wrestled with feeling empty or searching for an answer to your soul’s longing for life, this message will invite you to surrender your life to Jesus - the only one who can raise you out of the darkness.