A Special Time of Remembrance, 4-10-17

Harry Long   -  

Something very special happened last night! In spite of the difficulties because of the coronavirus, in spite of the fact that we could not gather together to actually partake of the Lord’s Supper, something happened that made the Passover Communion service very special and the gospel very evident.

We had 7 people there: Marty Cates and I reading the Scriptures, Jeanne Patton singing, Danny Moebs on the piano and Vicky Hamrick playing the oboe, Mitchell Kruger helping with livestream, and Mike Breakall’s creative hand behind the whole presentation, including the sunset pictures behind the cross in front of the church as backdrop for the words to the hymns of the cross.

The upshot is that what seemed a loss in not being able to gather together turned into a very special presentation of the gospel as we followed the texts about Christ going to the cross, were beautifully lead in song in response, and remembered the Lord in the presentation of the Lord’s Supper in a way that made the call to faith in Christ for the forgiveness of our sins all the more powerful.

There is something indescribable about it, because the power is not the effect of the production, but of the Holy Spirit.

If you were not able to join us last night, then on this Good Friday try to watch – no, not watch, worship through it – today, or at least before Sunday, when we will worship virtually again on Easter, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and his promise to raise us up with him. We really can’t appreciate the hope that the resurrection of Christ gives without first worshipping Christ in the shadow of the cross.

Also, you can share your faith with family and friends by sharing this service with them. Pray that God would continue to use this service to call others to Christ.