This is the week in which we remember the crucifixion of Jesus. On the Wednesday prior to the crucifixion, I imagine the atmosphere was a bit eerie. Jesus had cleansed the Temple and been to Bethany where He was anointed in the house of Simon. The next day the disciples would celebrate the Passover. Jesus knew His time was near…
In an effort to encourage you to prepare your hearts this week, I am suggesting that you find a few minutes a day to read the scriptures, watch the video links and intentionally convey a message of gratitude to God.
Wednesday – Tonight you are welcome to come to New Life to pray and read from 1 Corinthians 15 as we prepare our hearts together for this Easter weekend. We will watch a video by John Piper on prayer. If you can take a few minutes to watch this video proclaiming truth about Jesus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTwkQXOTLA I am sure you will be glad you did.
Thursday – This is the day that the disciples gathered together for the last supper. After this was ended, they walked the road to the Garden of Gethsemane. I hope you can find a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of life to meditate on Matthew 26 and even watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItcURbkjXOA
Friday – This is the day that changed the course of history and provided hope for the world. What difference does this make for you? The reading for today is Matthew 27 and the video link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMJox5-K5jU&feature=related. We will also be gathering at New Life at 7:30pm to distribute invitations for the Easter service on Sunday. At 8:00pm we will meet back in the parking lot with the worship team to remember the death of Christ.
Saturday – This is the day of darkness and pain for the disciples and followers of Jesus. He was with them…and He was gone. It all happened so fast. Spend some time reading from Isaiah 53 and prayerfully watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CGwJMPyqCw.
Sunday – This morning we will finish out the last chapter in revelation. We will celebrate the most amazing miracle in history. As you prayerfully prepare for this service, I suggest that you read from Matthew 28, Revelation 22 and then take a few minutes to watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2e5H-LSzkU&feature=relmfu&noredirect=1
This is an amazing life…following Jesus!