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He is risen indeed!
On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each believer tries to understand what it cost Jesus to win our redemption. Across denominations there are many traditions observed on this day. Good Friday is not a day of celebration but of mourning, both for the death of Jesus and for the sins of the world which His death represents.
There are several events that occur on this last day before Jesus was arrested. These are:
It was Wednesday and Jesus had just finished all He had to say to the disciples on the Mt of Olives, (known as the Olivet Discourse). He reminded the disciples that the Passover feast was only two days away and that He would be handed over to be crucified.
But first I need to give you a little backdrop on an issue where I feel the Evangelical church has profoundly failed to be like Jesus Christ in that in John 1:14, He was “full of grace and truth” – this is an issue that we have be lacking on both fronts. By this June, homosexual “marriage” could be forced upon America by the Supreme Court.
This is Holy Week, the week immediately preceding Easter or Resurrection Sunday. It is observed in many churches as a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus through various traditions and worship services.We are often so focused on the joyful celebrations of Palm Sunday and Easter that we miss the suffering, humiliation and death that are all part of Holy Week. It is important that we place the hope of the Resurrection and the promise of newness of life, against the background of death. As you walk through the shadows and darkness of Holy Week and Good Friday, only then do you really grasp the horror and magnitude of sin and its consequences. Only then can you fully understand the light and hope of Sunday morning!
This week we’ll take a look at the events which led up to the death of Jesus.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and Jesus’ final agonizing journey to the cross. It is an interesting day, the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey, as prophesied by Zechariah in chapter 9, verse 9. Entering in this way emphasized the humility that was to characterize the Kingdom He proclaimed. It was a festive time with a parade route strewn with palm branches and the crowds, who were in Jerusalem for Passover, waving palm branches and proclaiming Jesus to be Messiah.
Who determines what is “ok” and what is not? Is it by general consensus? Do we simply go with the majority? Yikes! Remember the book “Lord of the Flies”? How did a majority rule work in that scenario? Not very well I’d say.
St. Paddy’s Day! (Yes we spelled it correctly)The international holiday where we celebrate all things Irish! Green beer, corn beef and cabbage, dancing in the streets, and pinching people who aren’t wearing green (or orange if you’re an Irish protestant) all represent what was actually once a religious holiday. It seems the holiday has lost its religion.
How’s your pillow talk? Has anyone ever asked you that question before? Did your face turn red when you read that question? It’s a legitimate question.
It seems simple enough. You see an opportunity to share the gospel in a short conversation or possibly by handing someone a tract. You know, a short sentence or two, a smile, nod of the head, you are on your way. You get a spiritual check mark for your effort or maybe even a gold star in heaven.
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