As believers in Christ, we all would like to say that we trust in God. We would all like to claim that we believe God has our best interests in mind and that obedience to him is the best pathway to finding joy, peace, contentment, and fulfillment in life. But the truth is that we often find ourselves actively resisting the very God in whom we say we trust. Our hearts and our consciences tell us what is right—and what we need to be doing—but for some reason we tend to find ourselves going the other way.
This was true of people even back in the days of first-century Israel when Jesus walked the earth. In this four-session study (DVD sold separately), pastor Andy Stanley explores the lives of some of these individuals and reveals how the story of Easter became real to them when they found themselves caught up in the events of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
The stories of these men and women who were present in the greatest story ever known—the story of Easter—give us great insights into our own relationship toward God. They reveal the attitudes of our hearts and compel us to truly consider why Easter matters and the effect it has on our lives.
The Study Guide is designed for use with the double DVD Who Needs Christmas/Why Easter Matters Video Study (sold separately). A Study Guide plus DVD is also available.
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