Two men, who had incredible religious status in Jerusalem, chose to step out and identify with Jesus. After Jesus died, one of them requested of Pilot the body of Jesus so that He might honor Him with a proper burial. Pilot agreed to the request and these men respectfully brought Jesus to the grave. Their act of love would cost them their standing among their peers and leaves us a wonderful reminder of our need to identify with Jesus at home, at work and in our community.
Join us for our final part of the journey on Easter Sunday at 10:30am at watchGBC.com.
Today we travel to Calvary and remember the most loving and sacrificial event in all of human history. At Calvary, Jesus Christ bore in Himself the sin of all mankind and receiving the full wrath of God against sin. As we think of the incredible awful death that Christ died for us, may we respond with gratitude. If you have not yet received Christ, please trust in Him today. He is the only way to have your sins forgiven and to receive the free gift of eternal life. You can learn more about receiving Jesus in the book DONE.
On Wednesday of the Passion Week, Jesus is spending the final hours before His arrest with His twelve disciples. Very difficult days were ahead for them as their faith would be severely tested. Before all this, Jesus brought them to a quiet place, alone in an upper room where He celebrated the Passover with them and tenderly demonstrated some very important lessons.
In tonight’s Growth Point Service at watchGBC.com, we will look at Christ’s time in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as His arrest. Thank you for following the Easter Journey! We hope it has encouraged you!
While it is not clear from Scripture all that Jesus was doing on Monday and Tuesday of His Passion Week, it does seem that He spent time in Bethany on these days fellowshipping with friends like Simon the Leper, Lazarus and others. Among those friends was a woman who demonstrated extravagant love for her Savior. Though we do not know her name, her act lives on as a example for every believer. Jesus is worthy of our everything.
Today we find Jesus in Bethany with some people who enjoyed fellowshipping with Him. Even though, humanly, this would be the most difficult week of Christ’s life, He still spent time encouraging His own. Remember, Jesus wants to fellowship with you today. Will you fellowship with Him?
On Palm Sunday, Jesus presented Himself as the Messiah when He rode into Jerusalem on a colt of a donkey. According to Luke 19:28-44, Jesus was received by a multitude of disciples. They received with reverence and rejoicing. However, their reception was overshadowed by the demands of the power hungry religious leaders of that day, the Pharisees. They had gathered with ill intent in the midst of the joyous crowd. As Jesus continues His approach up to Jerusalem, He viewed the city and wept. This and more was the subject of my Palm Sunday message.