Sisters and brothers,
Happy Monday to all! This week, Holy Week, is the week we remember the events that remind us Jesus alone is the hope of all the world. We remember Christ Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt proclaiming He was Israel’s and the world’s Savior and King. We remember His confrontation with hypocritical religious leaders whose religion was nothing more than empty rituals. We remember His giving us His supper to remind us that He gave His body and shed His blood so our sins could be justly forgiven, and we could be right with God. We remember the cross and Jesus dying in our place, taking in Himself the punishment we deserved for our sins. We remember the borrowed tomb in which Jesus was buried. And we remember Jesus is stronger than death in that He rose from the dead physically and bodily. Jesus forever conquered death! Jesus conquered death for you if you will believe in and receive Him. Take time this week to think deeply about all these things and to adore and love the Savior of the world.
On April 15 at 7:00 PM, we will have a joint Good Friday service with Midvale Baptist Church, 821 S. Midvale Blvd., Madison, at their building. Join us in this time of worship with our brothers and sisters at Midvale on Good Friday.
Resurrection Sunday is coming next Sunday, April 17! This is the great day of celebration for believers as we rejoice in worshipping our Savior who conquered death. We will begin our celebration of Resurrection Sunday with an Easter Breakfast at 9:30 AM in our basement with our brothers and sisters of Emmanuel Church. Then at 10:45 AM, we will have a joint worship service in Spanish and English with Emmanuel Church. Plan to join us for this great celebration.
Pray for Donald Smith as doctors have had to change his treatment plan. The treatment Donald has been receiving is becoming less effective and they are looking at other options. Donald, Deanna, and family, we love you and will keep you continually before the Lord in prayer.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church