Online Morning Worship Services
9:30 // 11:00 AM
As we give thanks to God for the cross of Christ and celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection this week, I wanted to share a wonderful devotional guide for Holy Week written by my friends at Anderson University, one of our Baptist schools in South Carolina. Michele and I will be reading this daily as part of our Bible study time this week, and I’d encourage you to join us.
With joy and hope in Christ,
(Note: Lord's Supper will not be observed as part of these services.)
(Note: We will not have a "Going Deeper" service on April 12.)
They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. The written notice of the charge against him
At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the
When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” – Mark 15 & 16
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3