Another week has flown by and we’re back at the keyboard again. In this week’s message I would like to share a little about the significance of the week we are in.
Sunday April 10th on my calendar is shown as Palm Sunday. A significant week in the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Matthew 21 speaks of the triumphal entry of Jesus on the back of the foal of a Donkey as he is greeted entering Jerusalem. Verse 5 refers to prophecy indicated in Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:5, 9
- Tell the daughter of Zion , Behold your King is coming to you, LOWLY, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Our Savior is described as lowly, indicating His human form He took to be seen as a man to bear the price of our sins on his back. Verse’s 8 & 9 describe the reaction of the crowds as Jesus enters Jerusalem and the shouts in verse 9 (which is quoted from Psalm 118:26).
- Hosanna to the Son David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
What follows is the journey to the cross and we come to today described as “Good Friday”. The day upon which our Savior was nailed to the cross.
Matthew 27:35 (which is quoted from Psalm 22:18)
- Then they crucified Him and divided His garments, casting lots, that if might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.
By Sunday as we read in Matthew 28:1, 6, 9
- Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
- He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. and then
- And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them saying, “REJOICE” and they came and held Him by the feet and worshipped Him.
So in a matter of a few verses I have taken us from Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through his trial, His crucifixion and His resurrection.
Let us rejoice in this triumphant message and prepare to gather together this Sunday to Remember, Reflect and Praise Him for his faithfulness to us all.
Where: 7th Day Adventist Church 3441 Gibbons Rd, Duncan
When: Sunday Apr 17th , 2022
- 10:00 am Breaking of Bread
- 11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Jurgen and Wendy Schulz, Missionaries in Bolivia
Prayer and Praise
- Anne Suais: Barb and I spent an hour with Anne today and find she is struggling with loneliness and still hurting. Please pray for her total well being and her spiritual strength. As Anne herself says “I tell God I’m in His hands but struggle to maintain that attitude.”
- Frank Timmermans: Home from Hospital since Tuesday. Getting lots of TLC at home from Reeny. Results from biopsy next Friday. Diet consists of mostly liquids until the procedure heals sufficiently to allow solid foods. Pray for a quick recovery.
- Debbie, Kelvin’s sister: home from hospital recovering from a heart attack. Please pray for her complete recovery.
- Elinor Bell: improving daily and is looking forward to returning to fellowship with us especially at our Brae Road facility.
- There were a number of folks missing last Sunday or who were feeling poorly for a number of reasons. Please pray for the improvement of health for these folks.
- Faye Mackie, Korky van Kreuningen, Terry & Lois, John Stegeman. Barbara Trowbridge. Joan Tillotson. Hans Terpstra.
- Others who are connected to Brae road such as Don Mclaughlin, Christiana McLaughlin, Vera Cairns, whom we visited and has a long road to recovery after her fall and tearing a major ligament in her leg.
- Darlaene Eccleston: Praise the Lord for answered Prayer for finding rental accommodation. Sadly it is in Port Alberni but still we Praise God for answered Prayer.
My concern is always that I missed someone or something needing prayer. Please let me know.
A meeting was held this week at the chapel with 4 ladies, Eleanor Van K, Charmaine Routley, Sherilyn and Barbara along with Doug and myself. The research has begun into pricing and styles of appliances for the kitchen and initial discussion took place to identify colors for carpeting and paint in the chapel and adjoining fellowship hall. Some decisions will need to be made fairly soon in order to ensure reliable delivery. As I previously mentioned it may be possible to have the Sanctuary available before the rest of the building. Only time will tell if this will be possible.
My last thought Matthew 24:42 “Watch Therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
Jack Peake 250-510-4299