A foreigner comes to Birmingham in the fall. It seems as though everyone is wearing red and white or navy and orange. They say words that seem to make no sense, like “War Eagle” and “Roll Tide.” Yet, they sense that something important is happening, they just don’t know what.
Perhaps the same is true for us as we approach Easter. We know its important, we just aren’t sure why the church makes Easter such a big deal.
In the week’s leading up to Easter, we are going to be looking at what happened When Christ Went to Calvary. Each week, we will see a different aspect of Christ’s battle on our behalf against sin, the devil, and death itself. Each week, we will come away with a clearer picture in our mind not only why Easter is important, but why Christ went to Calvary.
This week, we will reflect on the battles each of us fight with temptation every day, and the results that are too obvious to mention. Christ was no stranger to temptation, either. He battled, yet was without sin…for us and for our eternal righteousness. This message of victory gives us confidence as we journey through the wilderness of sin in true repentance. When Christ went to Calvary, he went to trample temptation!