Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday

This Thursday we are having our Maundy Thursday service. This will be on Thursday, April 21st at 7pm. Tonight we will be focusing on Exodus 12.1-14. In these verses the Lord instructs Moses and Aaron on how to observe the Passover. During the Passover the Israelites would remember how the death angel passed over every home that had the blood of the lamb smeared on the door posts. In verse 11 the Lord instructs the Israelites to eat the passover lamb this way: "This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord." During this portion of Holy Week we are reminded that we are to be prepared to follow the Lord's leading. And as he leads us to Calvary ----- we should be prepared to go. On this night Judas betrays Jesus. He sells him out for a few pieces of silver. Let us be prepared to follow our Lord ----- even in the midst of betrayal.

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