Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday, we worshipped our great God and remembered the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We sang about the crowd on that Palm Sunday proclaiming Jesus as the King who comes in the name of the Lord and shouting “Hosanna,” which means, “Lord, save us,” as He entered Jerusalem. We learned that Jesus continually deserves praise. We saw in Matthew 21 Jesus making the claim that He is Israel’s and the world’s Savior and Messiah and He deserves worship. We saw Jesus confronting the hypocritical and unjust religious leaders of the day with His claims. We saw that Jesus did not come as a conquering general kind of Savior. Jesus did not come as a political revolutionary. Jesus came as a humble Servant who willingly gave His life to provide forgiveness and eternal life to us. Jesus came gently and riding on a donkey’s colt. Yes, Jesus was confronting injustice and evil, but confronting it with truth, love, and non-violence. While other leaders think people should die for them and their cause, King Jesus died for us so that we might be forgiven. Yes, we too, like Jesus’ followers on that day, cry out “save us, Lord” to the only One who can.
We will have a joint Good Friday service with Midvale Baptist Church at East Madison Baptist Church this Friday, April 7, at 7:00 PM. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as we remember Christ sacrifice for our forgiveness.
Also, we will have our annual Easter Breakfast this Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, at 9:30 AM before our Easter worship. There will be no Sunday School. Please bring enough food for yourself and a little extra for any guest we might have.
Our annual East Madison business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2023, after our morning worship.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church