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Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever."Sharing God's Love,
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever."Sharing God's Love,

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From everlasting to everlasting You are our God.

You are good, when there’s nothing good in us. You are love , on display for all to see.

You are light, when the darkness closes in. You are hope, You have covered all our sins.

You are peace when our fear is crippling. You are true even in our wandering.
Our hearts will sing no other name than JESUS

You are our beautiful Saviour.......
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Holy Spirit, living breath of God, breathe new life into my willing soul.
Bring the presence of the risen Lord to renew my heart and make me whole.

Cause your word to come alive in me, give me faith for what I cannot see.
Give me passion for your purity.

Holy Spirit lead me in your ways, open my eyes so I can see the way.

Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me, make your home within.


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The Scriptures tells us that Jesus Christ died for our sins, so that those who trust in him and accept him as Lord and saviour can have eternal life.

We needed a Savior, and God gave us his only begotten Son as the spotless lamb, sinless and without fault. Jesus who had no sin in him became sin for all of us.

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

By his blood we have been reconciled to the father and no longer separated by our sins. Through his death, burial , and resurrection we have ETERNAL LIFE...

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25-26

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace through Jesus Christ is destroyed.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied

When Jesus rose from the dead, he confirmed his identity as the Son of God.


In 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, Paul established the following:

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”

Jesus' vindication involves the exercise of God's power bringing him to life in a new, glorified body.

HE HAS RISEN



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Our saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ......
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One of Jesus sayings on the cross was ”My God my God why have you forsaken me” (Matthew 27:46) Jesus was quoting from Psalms 22

A psalm written by David a thousand years prior to the event.

God’s word is amazing, true , and everlasting.

Psalm 22 can be divided in two parts.

Verses 1-22 describe the sufferings

Verses 22-31 emphasizes the praising

And it concludes with HE HAS DONE IT

On Good Friday love came down and run towards us and welcomed us home. Thank you Jesus for what you accomplished on the cross 🙏


Psalm 22[a]
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David.

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.

3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.

4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.

5 To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

6 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone,despised by the people.

7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.

10 From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashanencircle me.

13 Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wideagainst me.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.

15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.

17 All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.

19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; com quickly to help me.

20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.

21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

22 I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.

23 You who fear the Lord, praise him All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

24 For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,

28 for dominion belongs to the Lord
and he rules over the nations.

29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—those who cannot keep themselves alive.

30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.

31 They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn:

He has done it!
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Holy Week

Good Friday is a time to deeply meditate and reflect on Christ’s death and burial, a remembrance that our Lord Jesus Christ suffered on the cross more than any human, more than the cumulative sufferings of all humanity, so that we might experience life “to the full” (John 10:20)

Here is an account of some of the events that took place on Friday. The faithful day when Jesus went to the cross and paid for “all” our sins...

Very early in the morning the leading priest and the elders of the people met again to lay plans for putting Jesus to death.

The charge of blasphemy (Matt26:65-66) thought sufficient for the death penalty among Jews, would not convince a Roman judge. Hence the leading priests and elders conspired together to prepare a more political charge consistent with capital offences in Roman law. (Luke 23:2)

By this point Judas Iscariot was filled with remorse but he did not repent, his guilt stricken unrepentant conscience forced him to hang himself. His death satisfies OT law regarding the punishment (Deu 19:16-21)

The Roman trial included an initial hearing before pilate (Matt 27:11-14) One before Herod Antipas (Luke 23:6-16) and a second hearing before Pilate (Matt 27:15-26)

Now it was the governor’s custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner to the crowd - anyone they wanted. This year there was a notorious prisoner, a man named Barabbas.

As the crowds gathered before Pilates house that morning, which one do you want me to release to you Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Messiah. The Crowds shouted Barabbas.

Pilate responded then what should I do with Jesus who is called the messiah ?

They shouted back “Crucify him”

Pilate saw that he wasn’t getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. He washed his hands before the crowd saying. “I am innocent of this man’s blood. The responsibility is yours.

This were the unbelieving Jews whose actions brought consequences for the nation as a whole (e.g. the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70)

They shouted we will take responsibility for his death and our children. So Pilate released Barabbas to them, he ordered Jesus flogged then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.

Jesus was forced to carry his own cross, then he was crucified between two convicted criminals to add further humiliation.

Jesus seven sayings from the cross.

”Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Luke 23:34

”Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:43

”Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother."
John 19:26-27

”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" * *Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34

”I thirst." John 19:28

”It is finished;" and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. John 19:30


Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed for us (1 Cor 5:7)

He carried our sins in his body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed (1 Pet 2:24)

Jesus was buried by sundown.
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Holy Week

As Holy Thursday came around, here are some of the major events that took place on that day.

From Bethany Jesus sent Peter and John ahead to the Upper Room in Jerusalem to make the preparations for the Passover Feast. That evening after sunset, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as they prepared to share in the Passover.

By performing this humble act of service, Jesus demonstrated by example how believers are to love one another.

Then Jesus shared the feast of Passover with his disciples. He said to them "I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won't eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." (Luke 22:15-16 )

As the Lamb of God, Jesus was about to fulfill the meaning of the Passover by giving his body to be broken and his blood to be shed in sacrifice, freeing us from sin and death. During this Last Supper, Jesus established the Lord's Supper, or Communion, instructing his followers to continually remember his sacrifice by sharing in the elements of bread and wine (Luke 22:19-20).

Later Jesus and the disciples left the Upper Room and went to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed in agony to God the Father. Luke's Gospel says "his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground." (Luke 22:44 )

Late that evening in Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed with a kiss by Judas Iscariot. Jesus also stopped the disciples from continuing a violent resistance after Peter had cut the high priest’s ear with a swore. Even while Jesus was been hunt down he showed compassion by healing the ear of Malchus, the high priest.

Shortly there after Jesus was arrested by the Sanhedrin. He was taken to the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest, where the whole council had gathered to begin making their case against Jesus. Meanwhile, in the early morning hours, as Jesus' trial was getting underway, Peter denied knowing his Master three times before the rooster crowed.


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Holy Week

According to the traditional interpretation of the Bible, Holy Wednesday is the day on which Jesus was anointed with spikenard during a meal. When the disciples saw this the were indignant. Why this waste They asked. this perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.

The disciples were not aware that Jesus was been prepared for his burial. (Matthew 26:6–13).

The day is sometimes called “Spy Wednesday” since it is traditionally thought of as the day Judas conspired with local authorities to betray Jesus.

(Matthew 26:14–16).
Then one of the twelve disciples—the one named Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him. From then on Judas was looking for a good chance to hand Jesus over to them.

Jesus remains in Bethany that night.
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Holy week

Tuesday on the way to the temple, the disciples noticed that the fig tree Jesus had cursed the previous day had already withered. They were surprised that it had happened so quickly. The fig tree was again serving as a symbol of what was to happen to Israel. The fig tree, which stood for Israel, had rapidly withered and been destroyed, just as the holy temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed.

Jesus and his disciples arrived in the city and went to the temple, where Jesus began to preach to large crowds as Jesus continued he began telling several parables. The parables were built on common and well-known activities which would resonate with the listener. These were stories with a lesson attached to them.

Jesus teachings infuriated the Pharisees because Jesus was upsetting the status quo.

Attempts were made to force Jesus to state that He had divine power from God. Then He could be charged with blasphemy, even arrested. Knowing their motives, Jesus agreed to answer their questions if they first answered whether John the Baptist’s work was human or divine. If divine, John’s preaching affirmed Jesus as divine. If human, those who followed John would riot. It was the Sanhedrin’s responsibility to know the difference between true and false prophets, yet they shamefully admitted they didn’t know. Thus, Jesus did not answer their question (Matthew 21:23–27; Mark 11:27–33).

Jesus had managed to avoid being trapped by their various questions, making them look unwise.

Jesus did not remain silent, Jesus warned the crowds and disciples about the hypocrisy and unbelief of the nation’s religious leaders.The truth remained hidden. Jesus pronounced seven condemnations (“Woes”) addressing the false religion that was abhorrent to God (Matthew 23:13–33).

He continued to teach to any one who would listen. The conspiracies to trap Jesus escalated. Israel’s religious leaders had one goal and that was to get rid of Jesus of Nazareth.

The time of Jesus’ death is rapidly approaching, yet He is not finished teaching. The disciples must be prepared to carry on after His death.

The people need to be told the truth, even if they do not yet understand. Until the end, He continued to teach all those who were willing to listen.

On that evening Jesus returned to Bethany again.








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Holy Week

On Monday morning, Jesus returned with his disciples to Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus cursed a fig tree (Mathew 21:18) because it had failed to bear fruit. The cursing of the tree is a symbolic gesture depicting God’s judgement on Israel for rejecting the Messiah. Like a fig tree that shows promise but no fruit, the hypocritical leaders did not bear the fruit of receiving the Messiah.

As the symbolism of the fig tree applied to Israel at that time, it can very well extend to all believers nowadays. Cursing the fig tree was Jesus's way of saying that the whole nation had become spiritually dead before the Lord.

When Jesus arrived at the Temple he found the courts full of corrupt money changers. He began overturning their tables and clearing the Temple, saying, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves." (Luke 19:46)

Buying and selling took place within the temple complex, in the court of the Gentiles. Money changers profited from the exchange of money from other currencies into the official Jewish currency. Jesus criticized the commercialism that profane the holiness of the temple.

On Monday evening Jesus returned to Bethany again.
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