Journey to the Cross

Jeannie and I have been blessed by the ministry of our online services.  Pastor Kenny, Pastor Matt, Bella and their team have done a very good job of keeping us in touch with each other and at the same time, ministering to all of us through God’s Word.

I’ve been a pastor for 46 years and have never missed an Easter Service with my congregation. Through our website, we can be together this Easter. This one will certainly be one I never forget and one that is the point of today’s blog.

In John 12:32, Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday.  Next Sunday is Easter. Last Sunday was also our day to have Communion together.  Before Jesus went to the cross, He ordained the “Communion Service” for His followers to keep them forever mindful of the cross and what His death and resurrection accomplished: our salvation.

John 1:12 reads, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” We need to always remember the significance of the cross and, as the song says:

“On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross, where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down.
And I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
It’s shame and reproach gladly bear.
Then he’ll call me someday, to my home far away
Where His glory forever I’ll share!”

The Old Rugged Cross, A George BeNnard Hymn

The events and symbols of that First Communion should be considered by all of us. We must be very careful about how we approach them.

Our journey through the passion does not begin at the foot of the cross, at the courts of trial or even in the dark garden where Christ would agonize in prayer. No – the path of suffering of Christ begins at a memorial feast that would become Christ’s own.

One thought on “Journey to the Cross

  1. I’m Blessed to be apart of this church. I appreciate your efforts to stay connected. I really enjoy the blog and the services.

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