• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Setting the Scene

May this thought help us “set the scene” in our hearts and minds for this week as we remember the death of our Lord and celebrate His resurrection:

This understanding of the cross of Christ stands at the very heart of the gospel.  There is a captivating beauty in the sacrificial love of a God who gave himself for his people.  It is this that first draws many believers to the Lord Jesus Christ, and this that will draw us to him when he returns on the last day to vindicate his name and welcome his people into his eternal kingdom.  That the Lord Jesus Christ died for us – a shameful death, bearing our curse, enduring our pain, suffering the wrath of his own Father in our place – has been the wellspring of the hope of countless Christians throughout the ages.”

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