SERMON: “A Significance of Resurrection” – Dr. John Vaughn


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SERMON: “A Significance of Resurrection”

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SONG: “Ride On, King Jesus” – Jessye Norman

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EASTER – Holy SATURDAY


Good Friday – Holiest Day on the Christian Calendar


Good Friday. Crucifixion by Giotto

Jesus Christ

Born to Die for Our Sins

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Reconcile Man to God

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MAUNDY THURSDAY


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Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy ThursdayCovenant ThursdayGreat and Holy ThursdaySheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with theApostles as described in the Canonical gospels.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded bySpy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.[2]

The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive, but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturgically. Eastern churches generally use the Julian calendar, and so celebrate this feast throughout the 21st century between 1 April and 5 May in the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passiondeath, andresurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening ofEaster.[1][3] The mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday begins according to Jewish tradition, as the Last Supper was held on feast of Passover.[4]

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SERMON: PALM SUNDAY – “To Receive a Kingdom” – Kirk van der Swaagh


 

SERMON: “To Receive a Kingdom”

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SONG: “Christus factus est pro nobis” [Latin]

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SERMON: “Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer and Die” -Pastor Greg Laurie


 

SERMON: “Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer and Die”

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SONG: “A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar

SERMON: “THE GLORY OF GOD” – Dr. R. C. Sproul


SERMON: “THE GLORY OF GOD”

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SERMON: “Ministering to a Fallen World” – Pastor Joe Roof


SERMON:  “MINISTERING TO A FALLEN WORLD”

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SONG:  “COME, OH REDEEMER, COME” – DANIEL ORTEGA

“GOP escalates law enforcement probes as Russia inquiry heats up”


POLITICO

“Amid new signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress have intensified their own investigations of the Justice Department’s and FBI’s handling of inquiries into Trump’s ties to Russia.

Tuesday brought several dramatic developments in the Russia saga, including the news that Mueller recently interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first Cabinet official known to be questioned in the investigation. The New York Times also reported that former FBI Director James Comey was interviewed by Mueller last year.” MORE

ADVENT


The Meaning of “Advent”

“The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.

Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance from the evils of the world, first expressed by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they cried out from their bitter oppression. It is the cry of those who have experienced the tyranny of injustice in a world under the curse of sin, and yet who have hope of deliverance by a God who has heard the cries of oppressed slaves and brought deliverance!

It is that hope, however faint at times, and that God, however distant He sometimes seems, which brings to the world the anticipation of a King who will rule with truth and justice and righteousness over His people and in His creation. It is that hope that once anticipated, and now anticipates anew, the reign of an Anointed One, a Messiah, who will bring peace and justice and righteousness to the world.

Part of the expectation also anticipates a judgment on sin and a calling of the world to accountability before God. We long for God to come and set the world right! Yet, as the prophet Amos warned, the expectation of a coming judgment at the “Day of the Lord” may not be the day of light that we might want, because the penetrating light of God’s judgment on sin will shine just as brightly on God’s people.”

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SERMON FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT