Dearest Beloved Brothers and Sisters,
As Lent ends in a few days, we celebrate Resurrection (Easter) Sunday, which follows Palm (Passion) Sunday and Good Friday. Jesus made the prophesied triumphant entry into Jerusalem, greeted with palm branches laying before Him, welcoming and acknowledging Him as the King of Israel. This entry is recognized as being triumphant not only because it fulfilled Zechariah’s prophesy, (Zechariah . 9:9) that the King would enter, triumphantly, riding on a foal, or that His Father confirmed His identity and glory (John 12:28), but also due to the work of salvation, which Jesus was about to perform: casting out the prince of this world (Satan) John 12:31, as well as, drawing sin-sick souls to Himself, through the death of the cross (verse 32).
Several groups witnessed Jesus’ victorious appearance on that day, including eyewitnesses to the resurrection of Lazarus, many others who had heard of the miracle of Jesus miraculously calling forth Lazarus from the grave, and the accusatory Pharisees, who grudgingly declared that the whole world was gone after Him (v.19), as well as, the Greeks and other nonbelievers. Yet, Jesus triumphantly asserted that His choice was to complete His earthly mission and return to His heavenly kingdom. The Good News of Jesus triumphant entry, His death on the cross, and finally, His resurrection is that He paid the price for our salvation, and we can look forward to our own resurrection to everlasting life. Our duty is to lift up Jesus, by spreading this Good News, so that others will come to Christ, Jesus will draw them unto Himself whereby they too, receive salvation.
Sunday Services 9 AM Sunday School and 11 AM Worship Services.
Wednesdays 5 PM Bible Study and Prayer Service.
Holistic Ministries Inc. hopes to fellowship with you. We hope you will join us very soon to worship, fellowship, and learn of the goodness of Jesus. We believe salvation is an individual journey and that God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge. Jesus came to set us free; His burden is light and His yoke is easy. He already paid the cost for our salvation - when you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that He is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead, then you are saved! (Romans 10:9)
C.Y. Dozier, Pastor