Even as Jesus rode into Jerusalem, with all the crowds adoring Him and electricity in the air, He never struggled to keep His heart and mind set on the eternal task in front of Him. Just read the Gospels and see how often He talks to the Father. It's constant. Look at how He alludes to the Father and how often He directs the disciples to think about things above. At every step in His journey to the cross, Jesus never wavered from His commitment to fulfill God's plan. Jesus focused on things above, on things eternal, and not temporary.
As we approach Easter, may we do so with eyes on the eternal significance of what Jesus accomplished through His death and resurrection. "May we understand that spiritual growth is about experiencing eternal truths while living in a temporary world". Pete Briscoe (Pastor/author) This Sunday begins what many refer to as Passion Week. May our passion revolve around God, the truths of His Word, and that we are being made new through the love of God, the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
This Sunday, Larry Annes will continue our series, Encounters with Jesus. In the story of the Triumphal Entry, it is Passover season and Jerusalem is the religious hub of this celebration. It is a time to remember how God delivered the children of Israel from Pharaoh. Many pilgrims are making their way to Jerusalem to mark Passover. To offer the sacrifice at the temple. To remember that it is blood that covers our sin according to the Law of Moses. This is the context in which Jesus enters...and it causes quite a stir. Join us on Sunday at 9:30am, as we journey back in time when Jesus enters into the city of Jerusalem. Bask in the triumph, revel in the joy, delight in the anticipation of Jesus the Messiah...a King entering His city!
Who are you inviting to Easter? A family member, a friend, a neighbor? It's not too late to make the "Ask". Take the next few days and spend time in prayer, asking God to give you boldness as you invite someone to spend Easter Sunday morning with you here, at Calvary Parkside. This Sunday, be sure and grab a stack of Easter invite cards, hand them to someone you know, and give God the opportunity to surprise you!
Calvary Parkside Upcoming Events:
Good Friday Service: April 7 at 7:00pm. Join us for a time of singing, scripture reading, directed prayer for our hearts to be receptive to the Easter message; for our friends and neighbors who need to hear the gospel message, and that we would continue to make Jesus non-ignorable in
Beaverton. The evening will conclude with the Lord's Supper. (In-person Only)
Egg Hunt, Games and Crafts: April 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to our egg hunt! Kids will enjoy games, food, crafts, a place to snap a family photo, and a good old-fashioned egg hunt.
Easter Sunday Service: April 9 at 9:30am. Join us as we celebrate our risen Savior! Don't forget to bring a friend, neighbor or family member with you. (In-person and Online)
Beaverton High School Serve Day: April 14th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. This will be a great opportunity to serve those who don't yet know Jesus. More details to come.
See you Sunday
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