Monday, April 18, 2011
Isaiah 42.1-9 & John 12.1-11
This Monday we are having our Holy Monday service. This will be on Monday, April 18th at 7pm. The scripture that we will be focusing on is Isaiah 42.1-9. In this text the Lord says: "I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations" (verse 6). During this time, where we are journeying with Jesus to Golgotha, we are reminded that the Lord has blessed us to be a blessing. We are an instrument of God's mercy and grace. We are to be used by the Lord for the benefit of the world. We can see this in Jesus ---- where he reminds us that he came not to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20.28). As the Church, we are called to live for others. We are called to give ourselves away for the benefit of others. One way we will live this out tonight is by having a foot washing service. During this service we will be reminded that Jesus took upon himself the form of a servant and we are to go and do likewise (John 13.1-20). I invite you to come and follow Jesus ----- as we journey with him to Calvary.