Passion Week contained several memorable events. Jesus cleansed the Temple for the second time (Luke 19:45-46), then disputed with the Pharisees regarding His authority. Then He gave His Olivet Discourse on the end times and taught many things, including the signs of His second coming. Jesus ate His Last Supper with His disciples in the upper room (Luke 22:7-38), then went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray as He waited for His hour to come. It was here that Jesus, having been betrayed by Judas, was arrested and taken to several sham trials before the chief priests, Pontius Pilate, and Herod (Luke 22:54-23:25).
Following the trials, Jesus was scourged at the hands of the Roman soldiers, then was forced to carry His own instrument of execution (the Cross) through the streets of Jerusalem along what is known as the Via Dolorosa (way of sorrows). Jesus was then crucified at Golgotha on the day before the Sabbath, was buried and remained in the tomb until Sunday, the day after the Sabbath, and then gloriously resurrected.
It is referred to as Passion Week because in that time, Jesus Christ truly revealed His passion for us in the suffering He willingly went through on our behalf. What should our attitude be during Passion Week? We should be passionate in our worship of Jesus and in our proclamation of His Gospel! As He suffered for us, so should we be willing to suffer for the cause of following Him and proclaiming the message of His death and resurrection.
Upcoming March Events:
- Youth will be going to The Messiah Drama @ The World of Pentecost Church on March 29.
Deadline to sign up is Wednesday March 27, to determine transportation needs. See Sis Towanda for any questions.
- Easter Fun day Saturday, at GCC Saturday, March 30,2013, @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm.
- Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, March 31, 2013 at First Baptist Glen Raven @ 6:00 am. (Adult Praise Team accompanying him).
Upcoming April Events
- Prophetic Conference Thursday- Friday, April 4-5, 2013 @ 7pm nightly.
- Youth Praise Explosion, Sunday April 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm.
Upcoming June Event
- Revival @ Gethsemane Christian Church June 17, 2013 – June 21, 2013
Intercessory Prayer – 8:00 a.m.
Communion (4th Sunday)
Women’s Fellowship – 6:30 p.m. (bi-weekly)
MIT/Altar Workers Class – 7:00 p.m. (bi-weekly)
Relationship Ministry – 7:00 p.m. (one week monthly)
Men’s Fellowship – 9:00 a.m. (1st and 3rd)
Inspirational Mass Choir Rehearsal w/ Male Choir - 10:00 a.m. (Saturday before 2nd and 4th Sunday’s)
Seekers for Christ Dance Rehearsal – 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (1st and 3rd)
Youth Choir Rehearsal (1st and 3rd Saturday)
Male Choir ( 2nd and 3rd Saturday)
(check church bulletin for exact dates and changes)
Healing and Deliverance Services
- June 30th at 6:00 pm
- September 29th at 6:00 pm
- December 29th at 6:00 pm
Jas 5:14-15 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
If you need a touch from the Lord make plans to attend.