Matthew 3.1-12, David H.
Luke 23.32-43, Greg T.
2nd Corinthians 5.16-21, Samuel G.
John 18.28-19.16, David Burke.
Jesus spends a lot of time in John’s gospel getting his followers ready for the moment he had to leave them. Getting them ready for the moment he will die. He says the time has come for him to be glorified.
He’s going to be arrested, he’s going to be put on trial, and he’s going to be found guilty even though he’s innocent. He’s going to be tortured, and he’s going to be executed. Crucified. As far as his disciples can tell, it’s going to be anything but glorious. It’s going to be gory. It’s going to be torturous. But it’s not going to be glorious.
And yet Jesus says, it’s time for him to be glorified. And to bring glory to his Father. How can this ugly death, be a moment of beauty and glory?
Come to church over Easter, as we read about Jesus’ death and resurrection.
EASTER THURSDAY 2nd April
Combined Service | 7.00 PM
GOOD FRIDAY 3rd April
Combined Service | 9.00 AM | John 19.16-42
EASTER SUNDAY 5th April
9 O’Clock Church | John 21.1-25
10.30 Church | John 21.1-25
NightChurch | John 20-21
John 18.1-12, Dave.
John 11, Tim.
John 17, Tristan.
Jesus Prays for Himself (17.1-5)
Jesus Prays for His Disciples (17.6-19)
Jesus Prays for Us (17.20.26)
John 17, Dave.
John 9.1-41, Tim.