Pastor's Pen for 05/22/2018Christ bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2)

In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. Jesus for you, the sinner. Jesus is marching His way to the Cross. Salvation. Christ makes everything READY.

Maundy Thursday

This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11)

Jesus Instituting the Lord's Supper. Christ’s Body and Blood for you to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sin. The Words of Jesus from Maundy Thursday are declared. Jesus serving His Disciples.

Good Friday – Christ the Sacrifice.

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. All your sins are on Jesus. Christ does SALVATION. You have been redeemed in the BLOOD OF CHRIST. You were a lost and condemned person. Jesus declares from the Cross: It is Finished.”

Christ [delivered] me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, in order that I may be [wholly] His own, and live under Him in His kingdom.

Christ died for you. Your sins are buried in the Body of Christ. Everything is DONE. Salvation FULL & FREE. In Christ’s death and resurrection. God’s living Word proclaimed to sinners.

Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations. (Luke 24)

Christ Crucified & Risen.

These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

God’s Word – fills you with life – life everlasting.

Holy Week.

The ultimate act of God's love. Christ Crucified and Risen. God's Steadfast Love that endures forever. Salvation is not potential – but FINISHED. You sins are forgiven.

Repent and believe the Gospel. Happy living in Christ’s saving work for you. Everything is READY. Gather around God's Word. Believe and confess Christ the Lord. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1)

Blessed Holy Week. In the Name + of Jesus. Amen.