Easter week, WOW! What an interesting Easter it is without being able to assemble and celebrate our Lord. But it will not stop us from celebrating!!! Amen! Peggy and will celebrate the Lord’s Supper Thursday night when He mandated that we do this in remembrance of Him until He returns. We will observe Good Friday as we always have and spend the day focused on the times of the day which included His suffering and death. In our Bible study tonight we will be working on Hebrews chapters 7, 8 and 9 which details the purpose for all of this, I highly recommend it for reading this week. Tomorrow as we fast and pray together let’s remember that is the day when Judas made the deal to betray Jesus and make sure that in our lives we leave no room for the same. In 1986 Linda Johnson and Claire Cloninger wrote a song that has blessed me greatly in this season, I so wanted to sing it somewhere this week but maybe next year. “Emptied of His glory, God became a man. To walk on earth in ridicule and shame. A Ruler, yet a Servant; a Shepard, yet a Lamb; A Man of sorrows, agony and pain. Chorus.
Humbled and rejected, beaten and despised. Upon the cross the Son of God was slain. Just like a lamb to slaughter, a sinless sacrifice; but, by His death, His loss became our gain. Chorus. Satan’s forces crumbled like a mighty wall. The stone that held Him in was rolled aside. The Prince of Life in glory was lifted overall, now earth and heaven echo with the cry. Chorus….He is Lord, He is Lord, He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
There, I feel better and I hope you will take this Easter message in a song with you this week. If you would like to join us tonight via cell phone please let me know and I will get you called in at 7:00.
As we pray through this somber yet glorious week let’s focus on John 14:15-18 and remember His words, “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
I love you, Jim