As we commemorate the week of our Saviour’s passion, we look forward to gathering together for worship on Good Friday (6:30 PM) and of course for our two services on Easter Sunday (10:00 AM & 4:30 PM).
On Good Friday, Pastor La Belle will be preaching from Romans 5:8, highlighting the fact that Christ died for us. As one theologian said, those words “for us” are the most important in the New Testament. Without them, we can make no sense at all why the holy and blameless incarnate God should die on an accursed cross at the hands of divine justice. Understanding that Christ’s death was for us, we understand what a great act of love it was and how great that love is which it should solicit from our hearts to the God of our salvation.
On Easter Sunday Pastor La Belle will be preaching on Colossians 3:1-4, considering how our Saviour’s resurrection is to impact our lives as those who have been raised up with Him to new life. We touched on this briefly in our most recent Sunday School class and it’s a theme that the Bible revisits repeatedly. Who and what we are in Christ is to have a determinative effect on our lives. Our center of gravity has changed by virtue of our union with Christ and the rules of engagement for our daily lives are the rules of the age to come and no longer the rules of this present evil age in which we once lived. Please pray for God to encourage us with these words.
Also, don’t forget our special Easter afternoon service of Christ in the Psalms. We’ll be singing several selections from our psalter, which foreshadowed and prophesied of our Saviour’s redeeming work, and connecting these with the New Testament passages which signal their fulfillment in Christ. It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to glorify God for His exacting care to prepare the church for our Saviour’s coming and then to accomplish so perfect a salvation in His life, death, and resurrection.