Covenant Keeping God
The passion week is a celebration of the most important event in the history of humanity, the death and resurrection of Christ. These days are not important in and of themselves, but merely by the fact that we use them to mark the importance of the events. One aspect of particular importance is that we see evidence of God's keeping His promises. These promises started in the garden and continued through Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, and down the line until Jesus finally came. It is no wonder that Jesus's disciples sang, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"; they had waited so long and were finally seeing the promises fulfilled. Even now we wait for the ultimate consummation of these promises when the world will be set right. May this Palm Sunday teach us to long for that day, but also to rest confidently knowing that God keeps His covenants and will bring all His promises to pass.
As we meet this Sunday, we will focus on Christ's triumphal entry. We will begin our celebration with a Palm Sunday breakfast during the Sunday school hour; this will be followed by our morning worship in which we will consider the prophetic Psalm 118 and celebrate the Lord's Table in worship of our covenant keeping God. The evening service will be an opportunity to hear a report on our missionaries in Brazil Roberto and Patricia Coelho from Jeremy Stephens and some of the Fourth Baptist Church Brazil Team. I am looking forward to worship together with you on Sunday, and I hope you will make the meeting with other disciples a priority for your family this weekend!