Easter Origins, Part 2
Where does the Easter story come from? Is it an invention of the church? Does it go deeper than that? Pastor Ryan traces the origins of Easter from ancient times through the expectation of a Messiah, Son of Joseph.
Share anyways you grew in your understanding and love for Christ this past week.
What stood out to you most today?
Read Luke 24:27
How does Jesus view the Old Testament Scriptures? How can we use that today?
Quickly Review the Story of Joseph in Genesis 37, 39-45.
What are some highlights of this story that stand out to you.
Read Genesis 49:23-26
What are the promises to Joseph’s offspring? How are these fulfilled in Jesus?
Read Deuteronomy 33:13-17
What are the promises to Joseph’s offspring here? What role do the 2 oxen play in verse 17? How are these fulfilled in Jesus?
How does the profile of Messiah, Son of Joseph help us understand the life of Jesus? How does it fill out the Easter story? What other scriptures come to mind as you think through this concept of Messiah?
Take a moment and ask God how He wants you to respond? What action step do you need to take this week? Share your plan to do it.