Which Side Are You On? by Jerry Branch

Which Side Are You On?
Lord's Supper and Easter
Jerry Branch
Luke 22:7-20
April 4, 1999

Easter is the time we celebrate our risen Savior. It is a time we look forward to being raised ourselves to be with Jesus for all eternity. It is a very important time for the believer. But as we remember the empty tomb today, we also must be reminded that there was something painful that preceded this glorious resurrection day. There was the agony of the cross. The cross on which Jesus carried all my sins, all your sins, all the sins of the world. And flanking that cross, there also hung two sinners. One went to heaven with the Lord, one died separated forever. Thus, the title of my message: Which side are you on?

Read Hymn "Old Rugged Cross". "On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross, where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain."

What is the TRUE significance of the Lord's Supper? I do not believe that it is just something we do once a quarter. It is not just something to tack on to the end of a sermon. It is not just something to make us feel like we did what we're supposed to. READ - Luke 22:7-20

"7Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat." 9So they said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare?" 10And He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11"Then you shall say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" 12"Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready." 13So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. 14When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. 15Then He ...

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