Praying With Jesus: Good Friday

Today is one of the most important days of the year. It is Good Friday the day Jesus died on the cross. I am always asked by the kids in chapel why is this day called good, when the most terrible thing happened? Here is the answer.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

I remember a story told by St Jerome who was an early translator of the Bible. As told by him he went to Jerusalem and Bethlehem for a time of study and prayer and one night he had a dream. In this dream Jesus appeared to him and Jerome gave him everything he had. Jesus did not want those things. Then Jerome gave him all of his money. Jesus did not want that. What would you like? Jerome asked. Jesus replied, “Your sins.”

The day is called ‘good” because we find that Jesus takes our sins upon himself so that we might have the righteousness of God. In ways we do not always understand Jesus became our sin so that we might know the amazing love and grace of God.

Thank you for this day Jesus. For all that you did for me I am amazed by the magnitude of your grace. This day truly is good.

Pastor Dave

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Good Friday

hammer-nails-and-crownBut he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
-Isaiah 53:5

Good Friday

Pierced by nails driven into his body, his body bleeding out and no one would tend to his wounds. He was crushed by the weight of the sins of every human being who even lived (or ever will live). These he willingly took upon his own sinless body. He was wounded by being whipped and beaten by the soldiers, who then pressed a crown of thorns on his head.

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Holy Week Schedule

Join us this week for Holy Week Services.

Holy Week Service Schedule:

  • donkey3/29/15 – Palm Sunday Services at 9:15am and 10:45am

We will have Donkeys and a bounce house along with food and drinks after both services.

  • 4/2/15 – Maudy Thursday Seder Meal at 7pm in Building 1

This year we will celebrate Maundy Thursday with a Seder meal.  In addition to the traditional elements of the Seder meal we will be including a pot luck dinner.  People are encouraged to bring soups and casseroles for the dinner.

  • 4/3/15 – Good Friday Service at 7pm
  • Europe District hosts Easter Egg Hunt for USACE employees, familiesEaster Worship services at 8:30am (traditional), 10am (contemporary), and 11:30am (contemporary)

An Easter egg hunt will be held between services at 9:40am and 11:10am

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Holy Week Schedule

Join us this week for Holy Week Services.

Holy Week Service Schedule:

  • donkey3/29/15 – Palm Sunday Services at 9:15am and 10:45am

We will have Donkeys and a bounce house along with food and drinks after both services.

  • 4/2/15 – Maudy Thursday Seder Meal at 7pm in Building 1

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Holy Week Services

Schedule for Holy Week services (3/23 – 3/31) [Read more…]

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