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We’re so pleased that you are taking the time to visit. Particularly as it is Easter time.
This Sunday, 14th April, is the start of ‘Holy Week’
What happened at this time?
Well, on this Sunday, 14th April, we remember Jesus making a triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a Donkey. The people were so excited, laying their garments and palm branches on the road ahead of him. (This is why we call this ‘Palm Sunday’) They saw Jesus as the fulfilment of prophesy, a King from David’s line, coming to save them from the domination of Rome. But they were very soon to change their cries to “crucify him” just a few days later.
Monday: He went to the temple, and it’s fair to say he caused a stir. He cleared the temple, overturned tables and chairs, all because the traders were turning it into a market place and a 'den of thieves'.
Tuesday: Jesus went back to the temple, where he confronted the Jewish leaders and in turn they plotted to kill him. And Judas agrees to betray Jesus.
Thursday: This is the day of the 'last supper'. This will be the last meal that Jesus would have with his disciples before his crucifixion. Afterwards he went to the garden of Gethsemane and there he was arrested.
Friday: Jesus is tried by the Jewish and Roman authorities and Peter, one of the disciples, denies 3 times that he knows Jesus. Then Jesus is crucified and later his body is placed in the tomb. Jesus loves us so much that he submitted to this cruel treatment and death. He knew that only His sacrificial death could release us from our sin. That’s why Jesus is called the 'lamb of God'.
SUNDAY: The resurrection! Just as predicted, Jesus defeated death and rose again on the third day. (If you are in doubt about this, read the accounts in Mathew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-11, Luke 24:1-12, John 20: 1-18.) And that’s the fact, on which Christianity is based.
Why is the Resurrection so important? Because we know that we now have a saviour in Jesus Christ. He has broken the power of sin and death. We have been redeemed and brought back into a relationship with God, through the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. We have a saviour, Christ is not a legend. The resurrection gives us hope for the future. He is alive and real and ruling his kingdom.
And He will come again! We know this because He said so.
EASTER IS GOOD NEWS
Please join us over Easter. Check out the 'latest news' page for our Easter events. It will be lovely to see you and you can be assured of a warm welcome.