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April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

"Holy Monday - Five Days Until I Die!"

****Don’t miss the important information about our Good Friday Prayer Vigil at the end of this email!****

“Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures:

The stone the builders rejected

has become the capstone;

the Lord has done this,

and it is marvelous in our eyes.'” Matthew 21:  14

Jesus has made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, welcomed by the crowds.  People have sung their praises, laid their coats and branches on the road as He entered town.

Going to the temple, He became upset that God’s place for prayer had been turned into a marketplace.  It was to be a place for those who don’t know Him to meet His Father.

Throwing over the tables of the money changers; driving out those selling animals added to His entrance into Jerusalem.  Then, He went back to Bethany, the village where He had raised Lazarus from the dead.

On Monday morning he would again return to the temple.  Along the way he will do one of the few negative miracles in scripture, cursing the fig tree that is barren.

What do you do when you only have five days left to live?  Jesus heads towards the temple courts.  He will spend His last days alive, teaching the crowds that come to Him and eating with his disciples.

What would you do if you knew you only had five days to live?

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don

P.S.:  Have you signed up for a half hour slot for our Good Friday Prayer Vigil?  If not, consider one of these times:  Openings are available between 1:30 – 4 AM and 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Friday morning.  In addition, slots are open from 12:30 – 2:30 PM on Friday afternoon.  Just reply to this email and we’ll put you down.

If none of those times work for you, pick a time between Thursday @ 9 PM – Friday @ 3 PM and you can have it.  You are welcome to come here to pray or you may pray wherever you want to.

This will be a great opportunity to grow closer to our Lord.  If you need or want help, we’ll be glad to email you our helpful resource for adults or children.  What a great way to spend time with your child or children on this vacation day!