Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good Friday Service

This Friday night I will attempt to help all those who worship with us to understand the Cross of Christ. For many people in our country (even those who profess to know the Lord) there is an appalling ignorance of what really happened when Christ died at Calvary. I hope to make clear the wonderful message of redeeming love that flows to the world out of the agonies of the suffering Savior's passion at the cross.

Please come and if possible remind others to come as well. Come with a prepared heart. I would suggest you read the story of the crucifixion found in Matthew's Gospel chapter 27. Spend some time meditating on the events that you read there in Matthew's text. Try to picture the event. Imagine that you were there. What would be the thoughts going through your mind as you stood there next to Mary and John. How would being there change your life? Does the fact that we live two thousand years removed from that event change anything with us? Ask yourself in the light of the cross how should you live your life now in this present world?

Sunday morning be sure to  meet us at Crestwood Cemetery at 7:30 for our sunrise service. This is the 30th year that we have been going to Crestwood for the sunrise service. This has been a wonderful tradition for our church family. We will meet back at the church for breakfast at 8:00 and then our morning service will take place at 10:00am. There Will not be a morning Bible study on Easter Sunday.

I pray that this weekend will be a great blessing to all of us as we seek to exalt and to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. The  incarnation of Christ, His cross and His resurrection are the three greatest events in human history. Our duty and our joy should be found in celebrating these Christ events with our families and loved ones. How important was the cross to the apostle Paul? Here is what he said in I Corinthians 2:2, "For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified." 

God bless you all,
Pastor Dickie

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